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Susannah Patton

When Australia announced the AUKUS pact together with the United States and United Kingdom, it knew that China would be hostile and France would be disappointed. Predicting the reaction in Southeast Asia would...

22 September 2021
Jennifer Jackett

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue will build more momentum when leaders from Australia, Japan, India, and the US meet on Friday, Washington time, for their second meeting this year.

There are strong strategic imperatives...

22 September 2021
Stephen Kirchner

The joint statement from this year’s Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) noted “the coercive use of trade and economic measures that undermine rules-based trade”, calling out China’s campaign of economic intimidation against Australia in...

21 September 2021
Ashley Townshend, Tom Corben, Susannah Patton

When Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton land in Washington this week for the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN), they’ll be at an important juncture for the Australia-US...

16 September 2021
Charles Edel

Charles Edel, non-resident senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre, and David O Shullman, Director of the China Global Hub at the Atlantic Council write for Foreign Policy on how Beijing’s money...

16 September 2021
Zack Cooper, Ashley Feng, Darren Lim

In a speech last week Treasurer Josh Frydenberg stated Australia is “on the front line” of “the return to strategic competition … that is increasingly playing out in the economic arena”.

He would...

15 September 2021
John Lee

Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton soon will arrive in the US for the annual Australia-US Ministerial Consultations between foreign and defence ministers.

At the conclusion of talks in July...

15 September 2021
John Lee

When Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton arrive in Washington this Thursday to meet with their American counterparts for the annual bilateral talks known as AUSMIN, China will loom...

14 September 2021
Ashley Townshend, Tom Corben

Defence and foreign ministers from Australia and the United States will be gathering this week for the annual Australia-US Ministerial (AUSMIN) Dialogue, the first 2+2 meeting between the allies since US President Joe...

13 September 2021
Victoria Cooper, Frankie Li

Presidents love infrastructure. From President Trump’s promise to build “gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways” to President Obama’s 2009 Recovery Act that poured billions of dollars into infrastructural projects, the promise...

10 September 2021
Tom Corben

Last Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that he wouldn’t be contesting the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential election at the end of September. In doing so, he effectively signalled his intention...

9 September 2021
Brendon O'Connor, Gorana Grgic, Stephen Loosley, Jared Mondschein, Bruce Wolpe, Victoria Cooper, Jane Hardy

What has been the lasting significance of 9/11? What lessons should both countries take from the twenty years since 9/11 for this next phase of the Australia-US alliance? A selection of USSC experts below...

8 September 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Texas has just become the most powerful state in the United States. The two most potent threats to two of arguably the most important constitutional rights – a woman’s right to choose whether...

6 September 2021
Susannah Patton

Canberra and Washington are celebrating the 70th anniversary of their alliance, the ANZUS Treaty. Though celebrations will focus on shared history and values, the alliance endures because, for both countries, the benefits outweigh...

1 September 2021
Simon Jackman

As ANZUS turns 70 – and as the focus of the Australia-US alliance turns to challenges in the Indo-Pacific – Australians see the American alliance as a vital and dependable foundation of Australia’s...

30 August 2021
John Lee

Australia is not the first, and will not be the last economy, to endure Chinese displeasure. But Australia is showing that smaller nations still have agency and options, and that it is no...

29 August 2021
Stephen Loosley

USSC non-resident senior fellow Stephen Loosley has contributed this commentary to ASPI's The Strategist.

25 August 2021
Ashley Townshend, Susannah Patton

When the White House announced that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris would visit Singapore and Vietnam in August, Asia watchers scratched their heads. Sure, Washington has ground to make up in Southeast Asia...

24 August 2021
Bruce Wolpe

While President Biden made the right strategic decision ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing troops home, and he ended it for the right reasons, the tactical execution of the decision has fallen...

23 August 2021
Bruce Wolpe
Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war, but on the love of peace.
It will not be the abstaining from an act, but the coming of...
19 August 2021