security & defence PLUS

advancing aukus

Where Academia and Statecraft Intersect

WHO IS SECURITY & DEFENCE PLUS?

The PLuS Alliance is a longstanding partnership between three universities – in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia – providing support and innovation to help solve global challenges. The Security & Defence PLuS initiative of the PLuS Alliance expands upon this partnership, allowing the Alliance to help advance and support statecraft, research, and policy in the spirit of the AUKUS partnership.

Leveraging Scholarship to Enhance Policy

AUKUS PARTNERSHIP

Negotiated between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the AUKUS partnership strengthens the ability of each country to support mutual security and defense interests by promoting deeper information and technology sharing in nuclear-powered submarines and other advanced capabilities. Security and Defence PLuS aims to enhance the statecraft of the countries within the AUKUS Partnership by utilizing each university’s unique approach to academic scholarship and research.

Essays and Articles Driven by Academic Research

SECURITY & DEFENCE RESEArCH and ARTICLES

AUKUS Special Operations Forces in Strategic Competition, Integrated Deterrence, and Campaigning: Resistance to Malign Activities

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On September 15, 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States formed AUKUS, which is described as a trilateral...

AUKUS Is Not the New Asian NATO, nor Even a Start at One

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The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and the National Broadcasting Company’s (NBC) Meet the Press conducted a war...

THE STRATEGIC INTERPLAY BETWEEN AUKUS, THE NPT, AND THE RULES-BASED INTERNATIONAL ORDER

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This commentary focuses on the first dimension of AUKUS: the plan for Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines in cooperation with...

AUKUS and Cyber Capabilities: Alignment of Concepts, Definitions, Capabilities, Norms and Doctrine

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As strategic competition in the Indo-Pacific intensifies, it challenges previously held assumptions about how to establish and maintain security in...

AUKUS and Military Education Innovation

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Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States recently entered into a defense partnership that could effectively challenge China’s efforts...

AUKUS and the Rules Based International Order

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On September 15, 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced a wide-ranging technology-sharing partnership agreement known as...

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