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National security

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Stronger together: US force posture in Australia’s north—a US perspective on Australia’s strategic geography

This report argues why, and analyses how, Australia’s defence force capabilities and strategic geography can enable US force posture initiatives in the Indo-Pacific to promote greater regional cooperation in ways that advance US and Australian national interests.
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Report of the Inquiry into Australia's defence relationships with Pacific Island nations

This report and its recommendations reflect the committee’s belief that Australia’s defence relationships in the Pacific are extremely important and becoming increasingly so, and that additional efforts can and should be made to ensure the security of our region in the years to come.
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Somebody might hear us: emerging communications security technologies

This report outlines the principles of secure communication, and uses some examples of emerging technologies to illustrate what the next generation of secure communications might look like.
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Australia's international cyber and critical technology engagement strategy

Based on three key pillars of values, security and prosperity, this framework will help to guide Australia's practical international engagement across cyber and critical technology issues, in order to create an environment that embraces the enormous opportunities of innovation, while mitigating against the risks.
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The impact of quantum technologies on secure communications

This report examines the impact of quantum technologies on secure communications. It provides an overview of the key technologies and the status of the field in Australia and internationally.
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The rapidly emerging crisis on our doorstep

In this report, Robert Glasser, head of ASPI's new Climate and Security Policy Centre, documents the Southeast Asian region’s globally unique exposure to climate hazards and the increasingly significant cascading societal impacts they will trigger.
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Biotechnology and security threats: national responses and prospects for international cooperation

Cutting-edge biotechnology, mainly consisting of gene editing, gene drives and gene synthesis, is developing and changing rapidly. This report examines the overall planning and governance of biotechnology around the world.
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The domestic security grey zone: navigating the space between foreign influence and foreign interference

This occasional paper seeks to address the question - how should Australia address foreign influence that falls short of interference, but is nonetheless inconsistent with Australian values, interests or sovereignty?
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Leaping across the ocean: the port operators behind China's naval expansion

The People’s Republic of China's (PRC) overseas investment in critical infrastructure poses a significant challenge to Australia and to other nations that don’t share China’s strategic interests. This report argues that Australia should adopt a whole-of-nation approach to safeguarding the resilience of critical infrastructure in...
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China’s digital currency

This report explains China’s domestic and international ambitions in developing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), reviews the main technical framework of Digital Currency/Electronic Payment (DCEP) and discusses how the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and private firms are working to implement it. The report...