Australia and the United Kingdom: an Indo-Pacific security agenda for a revitalised partnership

Author name: 
Medcalf, R
Nouwens, V
Publisher: 
The National Security College
Year: 
2022
Month: 
January
Abstract: 

The strategic relationship between Australia and the United Kingdom has gained fresh prominence, with the announcement of AUKUS and Britain’s ‘tilt’ to the Indo-Pacific under its 2021 Integrated Review.

In this paper, Head of the ANU National Security College Professor Rory Medcalf and Royal United Services Institute Senior Research Fellow Veerle Nouwens identify practical ways to deepen the Australia-United Kingdom strategic partnership in meeting the challenges of a contested Indo-Pacific.

The report builds on ideas raised in the 2021 Indo-Pacific 1.5 Track Virtual Strategic Dialogue between Australia and the UK, convened by the ANU National Security College (NSC) and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), as well as incorporating the authors’ insights.

The NSC and RUSI acknowledge the support of the Australian Government (through DFAT and the Australian High Commission in London) in funding assistance for the dialogue and this publication.

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