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Brief
Joanna Shelton

The United States must remain an active participant in the global economy, but particularly in the fast-growing and highly populated Asia-Pacific region. As the most ambitious of all US preferential trade agreements to...

30 November 2012
 
Brief
Ann Capling

To answer the crucial question of whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is in Australia’s national interests requires a review of its history. With the TPP’s emergence as a largely United States (US)-led initiative...

30 November 2012
 
Brief
Mark Beeson

Australia is caught between two worlds. On one hand, it has the opportunity to take advantage of Asia’s rise and integrate with Asian economies in order to guarantee its inclusion in the region’s...

30 October 2012
 
Brief
Thomas Mahnken

In light of ongoing cutbacks to the defense budget, research and development and acquisition programs will be severely disrupted. In order to gauge the adequacy of US defense spending, the extent to which...

30 October 2012
 
Brief
Lorraine Elliott

Threats to security can no longer be solely defined in military and statist terms. In widening and deepening the security calculus, ‘non-traditional security’ encapsulates a variety of issues, critiques of orthodox security approaches...

30 October 2012
 
Brief
Douglas Feith
In confronting Islamic extremism, officials in the United States (US) and Australia must start by make clear its distinction from the religion of Islam. Undermining Islamic extremism requires US and Australian officials to, among...
30 October 2012
 
Brief
Gary Roughead

Significant opportunities exist for bilateral interoperability between the US and Australia. However, current arrangements do not effectively take advantage of the knowledge and expertise each country can provide. Future interoperability activities require a...

30 October 2012
 
Brief
Claude Barfield

Though some critics have claimed that US involvement in Asia has been “episodic and reactive” over the past two decades—spanning the beginning and maturation of a new Asian regionalism—US administrations from both major...

30 October 2012
 
Brief
Patrick Cronin

Three key security challenges confront the US’ comprehensive engagement of the Asia-Pacific region. Despite the need to manage China as a long-term geostrategic challenge, analysts should not discount the material threat of North...

30 October 2012
 
Brief
Andrew O'Neill

Whilst the contemporary US-Australia alliance has been historically strong, it reached a high point during the decade 2001-2011 as the relationship became more global in its focus. Since then, alliance relations have continued...

20 October 2012
 
Brief
James Fallows

Executive summary

Led by China, economies across the region have dug, built, manufactured, paved, mined, and “infrastructured” their way toward economic success. At the same time, ‘soft’ power has not paralleled these ‘hard’...
30 August 2012
 
Brief
Michael L'Estrange

Executive summary

The Australia-US alliance is confronted with a range of political, economic, social and demographic changes that have redefined the character of the Asian region and how Asia interacts with the rest...
30 August 2012
 
Brief

Executive summary

In spite of the lessons from history that rising powers almost always upset the status quo and cause conflict, the early 2000s saw a China that was seemingly rising "peacefully." However, despite the...
30 August 2012
 
Brief
Michael Wesley

Executive summary

The strategic changes occurring across Asia underpin thinking about the future of the US-Australia alliance. Over the past decade the regional economy has changed shape, placing China at the centre of...
20 August 2012
 
Brief
Susan Pond

Dr Susan Pond, Adjunct Professor for the Dow Sustainability Program, has compiled this report on the microalgal, advanced biofuels industry in the USA and Australia. It summarises the, scientific basis for microalgal biofuels...

30 April 2011