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After two decades of cooperation in the Middle East, the Indo-Pacific has once again become the centre of gravity for Australia-US defence cooperation. Canberra and Washington are pursuing a cooperative regional strategy with renewed purpose, driven by the concept of “integrated deterrence” discussed in the 2022 US National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy. However, lingering regulatory and political hurdles to deeper integration must be addressed if the Alliance is to be fully modernised for a new strategic era in Asia.
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Sydney International Strategy Forum 2024

20 November 2024

On 20 November 2024 — two weeks after the US election — the United States Studies Centre will host the second Sydney International Strategy Forum, bringing together world-renowned thought leaders for an in-depth discussion of what happens next.

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AUKUS, allies and partners

26 June 2024



8.00pm AEST

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The Debate Papers byDr Elizabeth Buchanan, Dr Richard Dunley
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30 May 2024



8.30pm AEST

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