The course will expose you to the underlying policy debates behind the Indo-Pacific idea, and what it means for Australia’s defence and diplomatic priorities, as well as key relationships, including with China, India, Japan, Indonesia and the United States.
With the outcome of 2016’s US Presidential Election, the world entered a new era. President Trump has pursued an ‘America-first’ strategy, which includes threats to walk away from NATO, a suggestion that Japan and South Korea should have nuclear weapons and that the US would likely scale back the pivot to Asia.
This highly interactive one-week program introduces you to the responsibilities and operation of the national security community and provides a grounding in the wide range of security challenges facing Australia.
The Board includes four representatives from The Australian National University (including the Vice-Chancellor of the University) and four representatives from the Commonwealth (including the National Security Adviser).