Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Australian government takes aim at foreign influence in universities

As China’s regional ambitions grow and its attempts to influence regional policies becomes more aggressive, universities are becoming a contested space. There are increasing concerns that Australian universities are becoming over-reliant on the funding associated with Chinese students studying there, and actively limiting activities on campus because they may upset both the Chinese students and authorities.

New Atlanticist by John T. Watts

Australia China

Fri, Apr 19, 2019

Why the US Marines were sent to northern Australia

The joint exercises and constant contact give soldiers from both countries opportunities to practice working together, as well as building those personal ties.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Australia Defense Policy

Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Gopalaswamy in China US Focus: The Shifting Balance of Power in the Indo Pacific

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In the News by Bharath Gopalaswamy

Australia China

Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Shaping the Asia-Pacific economic order

Twenty years after the Asian Financial Crisis, Asian economies are buoyant, working with a smartly reformed IMF to brace for future crises, and rhetoric aside, it will a while before China’s RMB challenges the US dollar as the world’s first reserve currency.

Issue Brief by Robert A. Manning and Olin Wethington

Australia China

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Manning in Foreign Policy: Australia Is Worried About America’s Ability to Lead

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In the News by Robert Manning


Wed, May 3, 2017

Strengthening the transatlantic-pacific partnership

This issue brief is the product of a pilot project of the Atlantic Council’s efforts to establish an Asia-Pacific Center. It is drawn from a series of workshops exploring the key question of how to strengthen Trans-Atlantic-Pacific cooperation on regional and global issues.

Issue Brief by Robert A. Manning

Australia China

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

How to Prevent Future Cyber Attacks

Wednesday’s indictment of Russian hackers, including from Russia’s Federal Security Service, over cyberthefts against Yahoo

NATOSource by Franklin D. Kramer, Robert Butler and Catherine Lotrionte, US News and World Report

Australia Cybersecurity

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

A path to US leadership in the Asia-Pacific


Report by Olin Wethington and Robert A. Manning

Australia China

Wed, Oct 5, 2016

Odd couple: The future of the Australia-UAE partnership

Considering its geographic distance and lack of formal allies, the Middle East has played an outsized role in the history of Australia's global engagement. While Australia's interests in the region are real and increasing, as a middle power with finite resources it must take a smart approach to pursuing them.

Issue Brief by John Watts

Australia Security Partnerships

Wed, Sep 21, 2016

My strike fighter for a cooling line

Lockheed Martin’s recent quality problem reminds us how challenging massively multinational development and production programs can be. Almost a squadron’s worth of Joint Strike Fighters, Courtney Albon wrote for Inside Defense, “may not fly for months.” As Colin Clark wrote for Breaking Defense, the US Air Force and the Royal Norwegian Air Force have suspended […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Australia Defense Industry


Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Cross-Strait Seminar Series: The future of democracy in the Indo-Pacific

Hosted by the Asia Security Initiative, this public panel looks at the future of democracy in the Indo-Pacific and seeks to understand the risks facing the region’s emerging and existing democracies, as well as ongoing efforts to advance democratic governance across the region.

12:30pm Washington DC