USSC Director of Foreign Policy and Defence Professor Peter Dean is featured in an ABC News article discussing the AUKUS pact's implications for Australia's security.

Professor Dean says that "US nuclear-powered submarines are the apex naval capability in the world." While construction costs and securing a workforce could be an issue, he dismisses the idea that Australia simply can't do it.

"We have the 13th largest economy in the world. We are one of the most high-tech economies in the world. We have one of the best university sectors in the world."