Publications

Options for safeguarding undersea critical infrastructure: Australia and Indo-Pacific submarine cables

Author(s): Bashfield, S, Bergin, A
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

As the critical infrastructure which enables global telecommunications, submarine cables form the backbone of how we communicate in the modern world. In the Indo-Pacific, submarine cables carry over 95 per cent of international data traffic, including telephone and data communications. But they...

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Putin’s Ukraine invasion and its Indo-Pacific impact: what it means for Taiwan and China

Author(s): Kanehara, N
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

This paper is based on a virtual lecture delivered on 22 March 2022 by Professor Nobukatsu Kanehara of Doshisha University, Ex Deputy National Security Advisor to Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo ABE. It was hosted by the ANU National Security College in partnership with the Embassy of Japan,...

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A Regrettable Necessity: The Future of Australian Covert Action

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Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

In this Occasional Paper, Dr William A. Stoltz deeply analyses the most unexamined component of Australia’s international statecraft, covert action. Such activity by intelligence agencies has become an increased focus of academic research internationally, and Dr Stoltz’s paper introduces an...

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Stopping the spread: Conspiracy theory and security practice

Author(s): Mortensen, J, Gibson, A
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

This paper, by Dr James Mortensen and Dr Andrew Gibson, draws on psychological research to understand how fear and anxiety drive conspiracy thinking, and how the Australian security community can respond to minimise risks – or at least avoid increasing them.

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National Security Election Snapshot: Resilience, Disaster Preparedness, and Environmental Security

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Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election. Australia has experienced major climate-...

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National Security Election Snapshot: Defence

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Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election. Many candidates and parties advocate a more...

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National Security Election Snapshot: International Security and Key Partnerships

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Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election. International partnerships and alliances are...

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National Security Election Snapshot: Domestic Security

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Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election. The risks to Australia’s domestic security...

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India consolidates its role in southern Maldives

Author(s): Dr David Brewster
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: OP Eds

But Australia and other international partners have a role, too. The visit in recent days by Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to Maldives is further demonstration of India’s intention to build long-term ties. Jaishankar’s visit to Addu Atoll, in the far south of the country, also...

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Australia begins to step it up in the northeast Indian Ocean

Author(s): Dr David Brewster
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: OP Eds

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives are keen in engage and will help plug a gap in Australia’s Indo Pacific strategy. Australia’s focus on building the India relationship has led to the relative neglect of other important Indian Ocean states. This has left a hole in its Indo Pacific strategy. Last...

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