Welcome to the online version of our AUKUS Briefing Book, your first stop for learning about the AUKUS Partnership. The tabs on the left contain summaries of official documents, primary sources, and links to expert analysis and news stories. You can also download the full PDF version.

The purpose of this briefing book is to provide the greater national security community and the public with a resource to better understand the AUKUS partnership and its many initiatives and lines of effort. The first version of this briefing book is organized  and presented to serve both novices and experienced scholar-practitioners. For the  individual who is unfamiliar with the AUKUS partnership, the executive summary and other initial sections contain the most basic, essential, and important information and analysis. For the more experienced scholar or national security practitioner, later chapters serve as a single comprehensive resource containing foundational texts, including official primary source documents, and access or links to the various critical analyses and related research.

Because we are publishing this first edition of the briefing book on the first anniversary of the announcement of the AUKUS partnership, there is far less information available than there will be for future versions of the book. As the AUKUS partnership grows and matures, we expect to update the briefing book regularly. To make this resource more  valuable, Security and Defence PLuS needs your feedback. If you have a recommendation or constructive criticism to help us improve the next version, or take issue with the accuracy of any content, please email us at [email protected].