Publications

Triple constellation: AUKUS in space

Author(s): Citowicki, P
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

In this Policy Options Paper, Philip Citowicki puts forward a case for why Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom should work together, through AUKUS, to bolster their space capabilities using economies of scale and technology sharing. Key points The AUKUS security technology...

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New options for trilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: Australia-India-United Kingdom

Author(s): Brewster, D, Medcalf, R, Nouwens, V, Dave, A, Pant, H, Saha, P
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

In this Policy Options Paper, the authors put forward a case for why it increasingly makes sense for Australia, India and the United Kingdom to work together on selected issues to help strengthen regional security and prosperity. They outline three key areas of opportunity: maritime cooperation in...

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Regional collaborative arrangements in marine ecology in the Indo-Pacific

Author(s): Brewster, D, Bergin, A
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Project reports

A new report co-directed by David Brewster and Anthony Bergin considers how Australia can enhance its support of the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative. This Indian-led initiative aims to improve maritime cooperation in the Indo-Pacific in a range of areas, to support an open, inclusive, resilient,...

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China Inc. and Indonesia’s Technology Future

Author(s): van der Kley, D, Herscovitch, B, Priyandita, G
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

In this Policy Options Paper, the authors outline China’s involvement in Indonesia’s digital development. They argue that Australia, and other Quad countries, should offer alternatives to the Chinese state-back technology and training. Key Points • Indonesia’s technology choices will impact the...

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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: 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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