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A more prepared Australia

Author(s): William Leben
Date of publication: 2024
Publication type: Policy

In this Policy Options Paper, and longer companion Occasional Paper, William Leben addresses the importance of preparedness in Australia and the need to reform national disaster response capability. Leben highlights the compounding dimensions of the challenges — from climate change, to geopolitical...

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One small step: Women, Peace and Security in space

Author(s): Cassandra Steer, Elise Stephenson, Sarah Furman
Date of publication: 2024
Publication type: Policy

In this Policy Options Paper, Dr Cassandra Steer, Dr Elise Stephenson and Sarah Furman discuss the gendered implications of increasing attacks on space systems and why Australia’s global reputation for gender-responsive approaches in arms control and other diplomatic efforts makes it best...

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The Quad’s contribution to revolutionising biotechnology strategies

Author(s): Shravishtha Ajaykumar
Date of publication: 2023
Publication type: Policy

In this publication, Shravishtha Ajaykumar talks about how each of the Quad nationas play distinct roles in biotechnology and why they should establish data-sharing guidelines for fair use of data and return on outcomes and leverage their alliance in the WHO to establish standards for genetic...

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Enhancing global biosecurity: strategies for agile crisis response

Author(s): Heigo Sato
Date of publication: 2023
Publication type: Policy

In this publication, Heigo Sato talks about why addressing biosecurity when making security policy is critical and how the Quad can work towards establishing an international and regional response mechanisms for biosecurity and biosafety.

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Conservation through synthetic biology

Author(s): Alexander Titus
Date of publication: 2023
Publication type: Policy

In this publication, Dr Alexander Titus talks about how the Quad countries can play a leading role by: raising awareness of synthetic biology’s conservation potential; and demonstrating the utility of existing governance mechanisms.

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Adapting Australian intelligence to the information age

Author(s): Ben Scott
Date of publication: 2023
Publication type: Policy

In this Occasional Paper, Ben Scott addresses critical reforms needed in Australia’s intelligence landscape to adapt to the evolving information era. Ben highlights the urgency of redefining our National Intelligence Community (NIC) to better navigate the complexities of the digital age. He...

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Addressing the talent gap in quantum computing

Author(s): Prachi Mishra
Date of publication: 2023
Publication type: Policy

In this publication, Prachi Mishra talks about the talent gap in quantum computing and how the Quad can work together to address it.

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Towards the Quad Quantum Network Initiative

Author(s): Takahiro Tsuchiya
Date of publication: 2023
Publication type: Policy

In this publication, Takahiro Tsuchiya talks about the quantum internet and quantum computing and how the Quad countries should prioritise the development of game-changing technologies and the Quantum Processing Units necessary for developing Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing and quantum networking...

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The Quad’s quantum leap: how Quad countries can boost cooperation on quantum computing

Author(s): Sam Howell
Date of publication: 2023
Publication type: Policy

In this publication, Sam Howell talks about how the race to build, scale, and commercialise quantum computers is already under way and the why Quad cannot afford to cede the lead to competitors.

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Cyber resilience for the Quad in a post-quantum world

Author(s): Jennifer Jackett
Date of publication: 2023
Publication type: Policy

In this publications, Jennifer Jackett discusses how the advances in quantum computing could jeopardise current encryption methods within the decade, imperilling sensitive data in Quad countries and how can the Quad cooperate to build resilience against this.

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