Foreign Policy and Defence

The Foreign Policy and Defence Program is committed to providing policy-oriented research and analysis on American strategic policy and the United States-Australia alliance, with a focus on developments in the Indo-Pacific.


Australian Government

The Foreign Policy and Defence Program is supported by the Australian Department of Defence’s Strategic Policy Grants Program.

Northrop Grumman Australia

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics and modernisation to customers worldwide.


Boral Limited is an international building and construction materials group with three strong divisions: the construction materials business of Boral Australia; USG Boral, a fast-growing plasterboard joint venture in Asia, Australia and the Middle East; and Boral North America, a scaled and growing building products and fly ash business.


Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group serving the defence, aerospace and space, security, and transport markets in Australia and throughout the world.

United States Department of State

The United States Department of State provides funding to the Foreign Policy and Defence Program to support the Alliance 21 Fellowship Program and the 2019 Indo-Pacific Strategic Futures Conference and Simulation.

The Foreign Policy and Defence Program receives funding support from the following partners