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Implementing Australia’s nuclear submarine program

In September 2021, the Australian government announced that it would acquire a nuclear-powered submarine (SSN) capability with support from the UK and the US as the first measure under the AUKUS technology sharing partnership. In order to chart this long, difficult journey, the government also...
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What is AUKUS and what is it not?

This paper sets out what AUKUS is—a technology accelerator that is about shifting the military balance in the Indo-Pacific. Just as importantly, it also sets out what AUKUS isn’t, to reset some of the discussion. It also proposes a simple performance metric for AUKUS implementers...
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A seat at the table: the role of regional multilateral institutions in US Indo-Pacific strategy

This report examines the evolution of US interests in key Asian regional multilateral groupings throughout the Clinton, George W. Bush, Obama and Trump Administrations. It argues that two key interests, namely commitment to advancing regional economic integration, and to deepening political-security cooperation through regional institutions...
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Collaborative and agile: intelligence community collaboration insights from the United Kingdom and the United States

The central aim of this report is to generate insights from the US and UK intelligence communities’ collaboration efforts. It identifies insights, so that members of Australia’s national intelligence community can use them to enhance the collaboration and agility for the purpose of giving Australian...
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Reimagining the Japan relationship

This report suggests a new way for Australia to think about Japan, and what is needed to build the institutional support and infrastructure that is necessary for a deepening relationship.
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Between geography and history: Delhi and Canberra in Indo-Pacific security

This paper is an attempt to understand the new context of the India-Australia relationship and how it provides a fresh basis — rooted in both geography and history — for a durable security partnership between Delhi and Canberra.
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A techno-diplomacy strategy for telecommunications in the Indo-Pacific

This paper argues that the Quad has an opportunity to shape the telecommunications ecosystem in the Indo-Pacific, so that key 5G and undersea cable infrastructure are more secure, resilient and open. The authors recommend that a concrete, techno-diplomatic strategy – developed in partnership between Australia...
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Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province: a vanguard for advancing the Australia-Vietnam economic relationship

Ba Ria-Vung Tau (BVRT) province is an emerging economic hub in Vietnam, with new developments in infrastructure that make it a competitive destination for Australian investment. This report suggests that Western Australia in particular has a unique opportunity to boost ties, having signed a memorandum...
Strategy

Climate change action strategy

Climate change is a major risk to sustainable development and is threatening global efforts to eradicate poverty. This strategy document underpins the Australian government's climate investments and assists the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to meet Australia’s climate finance commitments.
Policy report

A 2020 vision for Five Eyes: new structures for new challenges

This paper recommends that the Australian government should leverage its Five Eyes partnerships and credibility as a constructive middle power to advocate for an expanded, more formally coordinated Five Eyes.
Briefing paper

What is Australia bringing to COP26?

This briefing argues that the Australian government will face growing pressure at the COP26 conference to not just increase its 2030 target, but act in good faith on other key negotiating priorities like markets, finance and adaptation.
Report

Snapshot in a turbulent time: Australian HADR capabilities, challenges and opportunities

Australia’s established capabilities are facing new and growing challenges in disaster preparedness and response. The Indo-Pacific is facing a complex network of established, evolving and intersecting climate, conflict and human-security risks. This report presents a snapshot view of the current Indo-Pacific 'threatscape'.
Report

From Paris to Glasgow: a world on the move

In the lead-up to COP26, there has been a rapid and irreversible shift in the global politics surrounding climate change. As the world's leaders head towards crucial negotiations in Glasgow, this report takes stock of the world’s response to the climate crisis and what Australia...
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Fairer futures: financing global climate solutions

This report outlines a detailed roadmap showing how the Australian government can play its part in easing the burden on the world’s poorest communities now facing climate-fuelled disasters.
Briefing paper

Integrated deterrence in the Indo-Pacific: advancing the Australia-United States alliance

This briefing paper examines the evolution and requirements of regional security interoperability among the United States and its regional partners in the Indo-Pacific. It also assesses the evolving state of defence integration between the United States and Australia.
Report

A geoeconomic alliance: the potential and limits of economic statecraft

This policy report explains the concept of geoeconomic statecraft and the evolution of geoeconomic thinking from classical political economy, through the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, and in the more contemporary context of US-China strategic rivalry.
Report

At the crossroads: 10 years of implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Australia

This report finds that much work remains to be done to address significant gaps in corporate accountability for adverse human rights impacts, to ensure victims have access to remedy, and to operationalise the business ‘responsibility to respect’ human rights in Australia.
Discussion paper

Scott Morrison’s giant nuclear election ploy

Australia’s decision to join with the United States and the United Kingdom to build Australian long-range nuclear-powered submarines has little to do with the defence of Australia, writes Allan Behm.
Article

What is the AUKUS partnership?

This explainer article looks at the recently formed AUKUS defence partnership and examines what the relationship entails.
Report

The Pacific Fusion Centre: the challenge of sharing information and intelligence in the Pacific

This report examines the Australian-sponsored Pacific Fusion Centre (PFC), which is due to open permanent offices in Vanuatu later this year.