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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.
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Rising to the challenge: addressing climate and security in our region

This report outlines what the research says about the relationship between climate and security. It highlights significant risks within Australia's region that could be realised in the future.
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Correcting the course: how the Biden Administration should compete for influence in the Indo-Pacific

This paper argues that countries in the Indo-Pacific region are looking to the Biden Administration to finally deliver on the Indo-Pacific 'pivot' that Washington has been promising for a decade.
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Fuelling cooperation: the Indo-Pacific hydrogen transformation

This paper argues that the creation of an integrated Indo-Pacific hydrogen market would transform regional geopolitics, help avoid the worst effects of climate change, and would also sustain greater levels of energy security and regional interdependence.
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Australia and the growing reach of China’s military

War between Australia and China remains a remote possibility. But by its very nature, defence policy operates in the realm of low-probability, high-consequence events. This report argues that the sheer ability of the Chinese Army to project military force over long distances places pressure on...
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The challenges to China’s national rejuvenation – part three: the lure and threat of Central Asia

As the first part of this paper showed, China’s planned 'dual-circulation economy', its strategy to reduce its overwhelming economic dependence on exports to fickle Western markets by increasing domestic consumption, is at heightened risk of failure due to its falling birth rates. That strategy is...
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The United Kingdom’s Integrated Review: implications for the Indo-Pacific

The British Government recently released its long-awaited and highly-anticipated Integrated Review. The review sets out the government’s vision for a 'Global Britain', as well as the UK’s international role following its withdrawal from the European Union. It conveys that, for a country that has lost...
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Crucial collaboration: the case for closer Australia-UK defence and security ties in light of a rising China

This paper argues that the now is the time to broaden and deepen the Australia-UK relationship as the post-Brexit UK tilts to the Indo-Pacific. It outlines ways to collaborate on defence, intelligence and security and to tackle grey-zone interference, through both working together and with...
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Mapping security cooperation in the Pacific Islands

The purpose of this report is to identify and map the various cooperative security agreements, arrangements and institutions between and among states and territories in the Pacific Islands region, and their partners.
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Advancing the Australia-US-Japan infrastructure partnership through private sector engagement

This report examines the Australia-US-Japan infrastructure partnership, identifies the remaining barriers to public-private infrastructure partnerships, and recommends solutions for government.