New AtlanticistNov 22, 2023
China’s acoustic aggression against a US ally follows a pattern. Military talks won’t help.
By Markus Garlauskas and Philip Yu
On November 14, a Chinese warship used its active sonar to harass and injure two Australian Royal Navy divers with high-powered sound waves.
New AtlanticistNov 15, 2023
AUKUS is hamstrung by outdated US export control rules. Here’s what Congress can do.
By Deborah Cheverton, John T. Watts
US lawmakers must show that they are willing to make the necessary changes to a needlessly limiting export control regime that does more harm than good.
In the NewsNov 14, 2023
Dean quoted in Reuters and Sydney Morning Herald on new Australia-Tuvalu pact
On November 13, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Peter Dean was quoted in Reuters on a recent Australian security guarantee to Tuvalu. On November 11, Dean’s comments on the new Australia-Tuvalu pact were also featured in the Sydney Morning Herald. He explained that the agreement, which also offers permanent residency to 280 Tuvalu citizens per year, […]
EconographicsNov 7, 2023
What to expect from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum
By Niels Graham
On November 15th US will host the Annual APEC Forum. There, the US is expected to make major announcements around its regional trade agreement, bilateral investment commitments, and a meeting with China's Xi Jinping.
In the NewsOct 16, 2023
Novak quoted in VOA on great power competition in the Pacific Islands
On October 13, IPSI nonresident fellow Parker Novak was quoted in Voice of America on great power competition in the Pacific Islands. Novak stated that “Pacific Island countries will continue to demand that partners strike a balance between development and security assistance, as well as embrace their definition of security, which includes climate change.”
In the NewsOct 10, 2023
Novak quoted in Sydney Morning Herald on developing Timor-Leste—PRC partnership
On October 9, IPSI nonresident fellow Parker Novak was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald on the signing of a new Comprehensive Strategic Framework agreement between Timor-Leste and the PRC. Novak explained that the agreement was not a surprise, and in fact “codifies a lot of things that were already happening between the two countries […]
In the NewsSep 29, 2023
Novak quoted in the Guardian on PRC–Timor-Leste partnership
On September 28, IPSI nonresident fellow Parker Novak was quoted in the Guardian. He comments on the strategic implications of a recent joint statement between the PRC and Timor-Leste, explaining that “the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would stand to benefit from increasing its influence in Timor-Leste,” but may hesitate to make large investments in […]
In the NewsSep 26, 2023
Dean interviewed by Sky News on Australian Defence Force personnel challenges
On September 25, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Peter Dean spoke with Sky News Australia about the Australian Defence Force’s difficulties with recruitment and retention. He explained, “There’s a large number of very big Defence Department projects going on…Combine that with the fact that the numbers in the public service…are actually going backwards, and what we’re […]
In the NewsSep 26, 2023
Dean referenced in Canadian Naval Review article on Australian naval fleet
On September 22, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Peter Dean’s analysis was referenced in a Canadian Naval Review article about the potential reduction of several Hunter-class frigates in the Australian naval surface fleet. The article states that according to Dean, “going ahead with the Hunter-class frigates would make it difficult to free up funds for other […]
In the NewsAug 28, 2023
Dean quoted in the New York Times, Newser, and Sydney Morning Herald
On August 27, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Peter J. Dean was quoted in the New York Times and Newser regarding the recent crash of a US Marines aircraft that killed at least three service members. On August 26, his comments on the value of nuclear-powered submarines to Australia were featured in the Sydney Morning Herald.