• AUKUS and Australia’s relations in the Pacific

    Joanne Wallis     |      November 8, 2021

    The new AUKUS defence agreements will boost Australia’s security, but may not reassure Pacific Island nations looking to China for finance and the world for action on climate change.

  • Collaboration not captivity

    David Fawcett     |      October 22, 2021

    AUKUS does not make Australia captive to a foreign agenda. Instead, it opens doors to enhanced collaboration that will build collective capability and resilience, enhancing Australia’s ability to partner with like-minded nations to deter threats and contribute to stability and security in the Indo-Pacific.

  • AUKUS should reset Australian strategy

    Malcolm Davis     |      September 25, 2021

    The announcement of the AUKUS agreement is the most important development in Australian defence policy since the signing of the ANZUS Treaty in 1951 and will lead to a radical reshaping of our role in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • AUKUS sets a clear direction for Australia’s defence

    Peter Jennings     |      September 23, 2021

    AUKUS is the best thing to have happened in years to give Xi pause in his international risk-taking. The stronger AUKUS is, for example, the less likely he will risk war with an attack on Taiwan.

  • Australia signs up to the Anglosphere

    Allan Gyngell     |      September 21, 2021

    The new submarine agreement is a big Australian bet on the future of the United States, and at a more uncertain time in American politics than at almost any point in the history of the alliance.

  • AUKUS move welcomed by the UNSW Defence Research Institute

    Rachel Packham     |      September 19, 2021

    The AUKUS partnership puts Australia in a uniquely strengthened position, says UNSW defence expert Paul Maddison.