March 04, 2023
Australia’s Growing Defense Focus on the Northern Territory
By John Garrick and Michael Hatherell
As Australia’s military ties with the U.S. deepen, the Top End becomes even more vital to Australian security.
November 03, 2022
Australia Plays Down US B-52 Bomber Plan Condemned by China
By Rod McGuirk
Defense Minister Richard Marles said “everyone needs to take a deep breath” after China condemned U.S. plans to deploy up to six of the long-range bombers in Australia.
June 29, 2022
Opinion Poll Reveals Australian Public’s Collapsing Trust in China
By Sebastian Strangio
The latest Lowy Institute public opinion survey found that the public feels less safe in 2022, due to China's growing power and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
September 22, 2021
The AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Deal: Unanswered Questions for Australia
By Michael Clarke
From specific details of the submarines to the larger implications for Australia’s military and regional strategy, there are lots of question marks.
September 13, 2021
Beyond Alliance Repair: Biden Must Do More in the Indo-Pacific
By Ashley Townshend and Tom Corben
Washington must sharpen its focus on strengthening the regional order-defending agendas of its Indo-Pacific alliances.
August 25, 2021
The ANZUS Treaty at 70
By Patricia O’Brien
As their alliance turns 70, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. now face different challenges from China.
October 01, 2020
The Asia Inheritance: Trump and US Alliances
By Abraham M. Denmark and Shihoko Goto
U.S. alliances have been tested under the Trump administration – but have also proven more durable than many expected.
July 27, 2020
Australia Abandons Its Neutrality on the South China Sea Maritime Disputes
By Carl Thayer
Australia has aligned itself with the United States in supporting UNCLOS and the 2016 Arbitral Tribunal ruling.
July 27, 2020
Australia Consolidates Hardened US Position on the South China Sea
By Grant Wyeth
Australia is supporting its ally, but it still has serious reservations about the Trump administration's chaotic approach to China.
April 21, 2020
The US-Australia Alliance and Deterrence in the Pacific Islands Region
By Tom Corben
The Pacific Islands region has traditionally been peripheral to alliance deterrence discussions. That’s beginning to change.
August 22, 2019
Australia to Join US, UK, and Bahrain in Patrolling Strait of Hormuz
By Joshua Mcdonald
Security experts argue Australia should be prioritizing its efforts in the Indo-Pacific instead of the Middle East.
November 15, 2017
Australia’s Role in a New Korean War
By Rowan Allport
What role would Australia's military play if a Second Korean War broke out?
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