Defence

The Defence Strategic Review: How not to think about security

December

By Mark Beeson

Note: This article appeared in Pearls and Irritations, a public affairs blog, on September 18 2022.

China, Australia’s national security choices and great power competition in the Indo-Pacific

December

Executive Summary

This paper assesses Australia’s current security and defence policy trajectory and examines what strategies Australia might pursue to serve its interests in the fractured and complex regional order emerging in the Indo-Pacific strategic space.

In making this assessment, the paper traces the Sino-Australian relationship, identifying the main rationales for Canberra’s decision to pivot away from the hedge posture it pursued under prime ministers John Howard through to Tony Abbott.

Perspectives | A way forward for Australian strategic policy

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By Michael Clarke and Matthew Sussex

The Biden administration is on a path toward strategic insolvency

December

By Michael Clarke

Note: This article appeared in The National Interest on June 30 2022.

Is Biden’s National Defense Strategy more than rhetoric?

December

By Michael Clarke

Note: This article appeared in The National Interest on April 15 2022.

‘Permissible’ Chinese military spending, AUKUS, and the security dilemma

December

By James Laurenceson and Chengxin Pan

Note: This article appeared in the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ blog, Australian Outlook, on October 15 2021.

UTS:ACRI WEBINAR: AUKUS, nuclear submarines and Australia-PRC relations

December

Last month a trilateral pact bringing together Australia, the US and the UK (AUKUS) was established, with its first major initiative being the roll-out of nuclear submarines in Australia. While the countries have maintained that the pact is not directed at any one country, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) likely features prominently in the partnership's thinking.


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The AUKUS nuclear submarine deal: Unanswered questions for Australia

December

By Michael Clarke

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on September 22 2021.

UTS:ACRI WEBINAR: ‘According to sources...’: Unpacking national security reporting in Australia’s discussion of the PRC

December

National security has become a more prominent angle for Australian media reporting on relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Such reporting regularly cites anonymous sources.


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December
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Avoiding military conflict and restoring Australia-PRC relations: a pragmatic way forward

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's monthly commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By Dr Jingdong Yuan