In the News

Apr 19, 2022

Dean in Breaking Defense on Australian security in the South Pacific

By Atlantic Council

Peter Dean criticizes a recent security agreement between China and the Solomon Islands.

Australia China

In the News

Mar 29, 2022

Dean in the Conversation on Australia’s FY 2022 budget

By Atlantic Council

Peter J. Dean breaks down Australia's 2022 fiscal year budget.

Australia Defense Policy


Dec 7, 2021

An Alliance of Democracies: From concept to reality in an era of strategic competition

By Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig, and Jonas Parello-Plesner

With the rules-based democratic order under threat, the United States and its allies need new entities that facilitate cooperation not just across the transatlantic, but among larger groups of democracies worldwide.

Australia Economy & Business


Nov 30, 2021

Economic statecraft: Finance and money

By Dr. Carla Norrlöf

Using economics to achieve non-economic foreign policy objectives has become a dominant strategy for great powers in the post 9/11 world. The economic statecraft kit now includes a wide range of practices such as financial sanctions, coercive policies and inducements to defensive policies.

Australia China

In-Depth Research & Reports

Oct 25, 2021

AUKUS: The Impact on the Transatlantic Partnership — Wieslander in ISDP Report

By Anna Wieslander

This Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) special publication brings together a number of experts from Europe and Asia to discuss the implications of AUKUS for Europe. AUKUS is a critical geopolitical development. It has complex chapters attached to it. Therefore, any assessment of the AUKUS has to be understood from a comprehensive perspective, […]

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Britain Debrief

Oct 7, 2021

#BritainDebrief – What does AUKUS mean for Britain? A debrief from Euan Graham

By Ben Judah

Ben Judah sits down with Euan Graham from the Institute for Strategic Studies for this #BritainDebrief to unpack AUKUS and what it means for regional Indo-Pacific security.

Australia Defense Industry

New Atlanticist

Sep 30, 2021

Why the Quad summit was a strategic success

By Ash Jain

While its specific outcomes may have been relatively modest, the summit successfully laid the foundation to advance three strategic US goals: countering China, aligning India, and revitalizing alliances.

Australia India

In the News

Sep 25, 2021

Manning in The Straits Times: Quad leaders stress need for free and open Indo-Pacific

By Atlantic Council

On September 25, Robert Manning was quoted in the Straits Times, where he made the case that actions by the Quad and AUKUS were driven largely by “overreach and military and economic coercion” from China. “The Quad remains a coalition of four democratic major maritime powers, an ad hoc multilateralism focused on function and problem […]

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In the News

Sep 24, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the consequences of AUKUS

By Atlantic Council

On September 24, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the consequences of AUKUS, including its implications for Indo-Pacific security and US relations with France.

Australia China


Sep 22, 2021

Experts react: The September 2021 White House QUAD meeting

By Atlantic Council

US President Joe Biden is set to host a first in-person Quad meeting on September 24, 2021, with Australia, India, and Japan present. South Asia Center experts react to the meeting and offer insight into what to expect. 

Australia Indo-Pacific