Publications

This Connection is Secure: A 5G Risk and Resilience Framework for the Quad

Author(s): Kuehn, A, Ray, T
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

In the latest paper from the QTN series, the authors – Andreas Kuehn and Trisha Ray from the Observer Research Foundation – argue that the Quad countries need to devise effective ways to jointly manage risk and strengthen resilience of 5G components, domestic and foreign networks and global supply...

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Building a new maritime surveillance network across the Indian Ocean

Author(s): David Brewster, Samuel Bashfield
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: OP Eds

The Indian Ocean is an increasingly contested strategic environment. A growing Chinese naval presence raises the prospect that Beijing may seek to challenge US naval dominance, potentially sparking a competitive naval arms race in the region. This would be of huge concern to Australia, forcing us...

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A Quad Partnership to Secure Battery Value Chains

Author(s): Wilson, J
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

This paper from the QTN Series examines batteries as a critical technology. Dr Jeffrey Wilson identifies that the global value chains that produce batteries are insecure and argues that while all the Quad countries recognise the need for secure battery value chains, they are yet to align their...

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Parliamentary Submission: Law enforcement capabilities in relation to child exploitation

Author(s): Stoltz, W
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

This is a parliamentary submission to the Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s inquiry examining law enforcement capabilities in relation to child exploitation, from Dr William Stoltz, Senior Adviser for Public Policy at the ANU National Security. Dr Stoltz outlines how the Commonwealth Government...

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Africa and Europe rally to contain Islamic insurgency in Mozambique

Author(s): David Brewster
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: OP Eds

In late-July military advance teams from South Africa and Botswana began to deploy to northern Mozambique to support governments forces in their fight against a growing Islamist insurgency. They will join Rwandan combat troops and military training contingents from Europe and the United States. But...

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Strategic Futures for the Indian Ocean: A Roundtable

Author(s): Tarapore, A, Brewster, D, Bo, H, Cooper, Z, Mukherjee, R, Dean, P, Sullivan de Estrada, K, Byrne, C
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

India is the most consequential strategic actor in the Indian Ocean but its capabilities and intentions — and therefore the ocean’s strategic trajectory — will continue to evolve. This Asia Policy roundtable — drawn from a strategic futures exercise hosted by the ANU National Security College (NSC...

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Kick-starting a new strategic and defence partnership with Bangladesh

Author(s): Dr David Brewster
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: OP Eds

Australia’s 2020 defence strategic update identifies the northeast Indian Ocean as a priority area as part of our immediate region, but it’s also where our security relationships are the least developed. A new report published by the National Security College examines Australia’s interests in that...

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A rising Bangladesh starts to exert its regional power

Author(s): Dr David Brewster
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: OP Eds

Dhaka is increasingly confident in an emerging role. The rest of the world would benefit to pay close attention. The recent announcement that Bangladesh would provide US$200 million in aid to Sri Lanka is an important turning point as that country moves from being an impoverished supplicant...

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New Indo-Pacific Partnership: Building Australia-Bangladesh Security Ties

Author(s): David Brewster
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

As part of its Indo-Pacific strategy, Australia needs to broaden its engagement in South Asia. For at least a decade, Australia has rightly concentrated on its partnership with India, but it is now time to broaden that strategy to include other countries in that region. Bangladesh should be an...

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Senate inquiry into foreign policy research funding: submission from Head of NSC

Author(s): Professor Rory Medcalf
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

In this submission to an Australian Senate inquiry, the Head of the National Security College, Professor Rory Medcalf, argues for foreign and security policy research to be a national priority, linked to clear requirements for national-interest relevance and collaboration between institutions. He...

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