Analysis of America. Insight for Australia. Solutions for the Alliance.
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With less than 18 months until the 2024 US presidential election and President Joe Biden all but certain to be the Democratic nominee, all eyes are on the field of Republican candidates vying for their party’s 2024 nomination. With former president Donald Trump leading the pack by an average of over 35 percentage points (no candidate in either party has failed to win the nomination from such a dominant position since the 1970s), speculation is mounting as to whether any of the other half-dozen major Republican candidates will be able to defy history and claim the nomination.
In March 2022, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) stood up the Defence Space Command, following trends in the United States, where the United States Space Command and United States Space Force (USSF) were created in 2019. Defence Space Command, and the Space Strategy that it launched at the same time, were a watershed moment in Australian space that marked the emergence of the domain into thinking on defence strategy and everyday business. In this, the decisions taken by the Australian Department of Defence reflect a broader expansion of Australia’s space efforts, not least in the 2018 creation of the Australian Space Agency. Nonetheless, while this has seen space enter into the national consciousness like never before, Australia is still in its early days of understanding what it wants from space as a nation.
This report lays out a case and provides a menu of policy options for how the Quad can pursue a collective approach to Indo-Pacific maritime security, with a particular focus on regional deterrence and defence.
5 October 2023
Launch of a new United States Studies Centre report – UPSCALE: Using Private Sector Capital for the Alliance.
31 October 2023
The inaugural Sydney International Strategy Forum brings together prominent thought leaders, policymakers and industry experts to tackle the big issues confronting Australia, the United States and the Indo-Pacific.
12 September 2023
Decades before the “deep state” entered the parlance, Mr Smith Goes to Washington explores how a corrupt political machine falsifies evidence to expel the idealistic Boy Rangers leader who was appointed to the Senate.
24 August 2023
Republican presidential candidates gathered in Milwaukee for the biggest event of the 2024 election cycle so far: the first Republican presidential debate.
17 August 2023
The past few years have seen an unprecedented use of economic coercion as a tool of international relations, from sanctions placed on Russia, Iran, and North Korea to the ongoing export control battle between China and the United States.
24 July 2023
Professor Steven Chu, Nobel Prize laureate and former US Secretary of Energy during the Obama administration, discussed potential paths to a sustainable future at this in-person, public talk.