Integrated deterrence in the Indo-Pacific: Advancing the Australia-United States alliance
Australia is well-placed to shape the Biden administration’s evolving approach to deterrence challenges in the Indo-Pacific, according to new research from the United States Studies Centre. Washington has proposed a new concept of “integrated deterrence” to better address the multi-dimensional security challenges China presents in the Indo-Pacific — an approach that places a heightened premium on the contributions of close allies and partners like Australia.
Small Grants Program: Applications now open for research funding
The USSC's Small Grants Program supports research projects on topics aligned with the Centre's research strategy. Topics of interest range from charting US return to leadership in multilateral fora, to climate and energy policy developments, and protecting democratic institutions from foreign interference and misinformation. Requests for up to $25,000 will be considered with proposals accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.
Legal loophole vs constitutional right: The Texas abortion ban and the Supreme Court
On 1 September 2021, the Texas Heartbeat Act effectively banned abortions in Texas and launched a monumental challenge to constitutional guarantees in the United States. This explainer details why the Texas legislation is unique, recent developments of the case before the Supreme Court and the law’s wide-ranging implications if it is ultimately upheld.