2 Years On, AUKUS Continues to Raise Questions
By Patricia O’Brien
China obviously has concerns about the security pact, but so do some of Australia's friends and partners – and Australians themselves.
Will Regulatory Poison Pills Render AUKUS Dead on Arrival?
By Jeffrey P. Bialos
It’s time to consider novel, creative solutions to longstanding regulatory and bureaucratic hurdles that could, left unaddressed, doom AUKUS.
Indonesia Warns Nuclear Weapons Put Southeast Asia a ‘Miscalculation Away’ From Disaster
By Edna Tarigan and Niniek Karmini
Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi urged nuclear weapons states to join ASEAN's regional nuclear-free zone.
Why ‘Global Britain’ Will Prove a Welcome Partner for Southeast Asia
By Imran Said
Whitehall’s strategy of engaging ASEAN has been a notable, though unheralded, post-Brexit success story.
Australia’s Deterrence Dichotomy
By Michael Clarke
Deterrence is the fulcrum of Australian defense policy, but questions of where, what, and how remain unanswered – especially regarding the new SSNs.
AUKUS, Southeast Asia, and the Indo-Pacific: Beyond Cyclical Perception Management?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A key question about the trilateral security agreement is how it will eventually fit within the broader regional security architecture.
Why Does Russia Care About AUKUS?
By Oleg Yanovsky
For Moscow, AUKUS is a threat to the delicate balance in the Asia-Pacific – a region that is crucial to Russia’s economic plans and foreign policy strategy.
For New Zealand, the Benefits of Joining AUKUS Pillar II Outweigh the Costs
By Reuben Steff
Although joining Pillar II could complicate aspects of New Zealand’s diplomacy, the fear of significant consequences seems overblown.
Where Are Australia-China Relations Headed?
Michael Clarke, Jennifer Hsu, and Zhongzhou Peng discuss the tentative thaw in Australia-China relations.
The Importance of Augmenting AUKUS
By Melissa Conley Tyler and Grant Wyeth
Australia needs all the tools of statecraft it can muster, especially diplomacy.
Pacific Responses to AUKUS a Mix of Unease and Understanding
By Dechlan Brennan
The region's worries range from fears of nuclear proliferation to the opportunity cost in terms of climate change, but there is also an understanding of the pact's security rationale.
The Strategic Case for New Zealand to Join AUKUS
By Reuben Steff
Pillar II of AUKUS relates to the sharing of advanced technologies and there are good reasons for Wellington to seek access to that part of the pact.