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Collected Essays

Advancing AUKUS through Scholarship

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...

AUKUS Joint Continuing Professional Development in Military Ethics

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Background We (the authors, Deane-Peter Baker and David Whetham) are applied military ethicists. We have focused our careers on research...

AUKUS Submarines: How we got here and why it matters

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The decision by Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines (SSNs) as part of the AUKUS agreement offers the potential for a...

The Challenges to Making AUKUS Work

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In April 2022, then-Prime Ministers Morrison and Johnson, along with President Biden, formally reviewed progress in implementing the new Australia-United...

AUKUS and the international rules-based order in the maritime domain

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Context: the role of the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific The idea of AUKUS began with the acquisition of strategic...

AUKUS, NATO, and Euro-Atlantic Security Post-Ukraine

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 was one of those punctuation points in history, like the fall of...

AUKUS and the Evolution of Special Operations for Great-Power Competition

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Introduction Special operations (SO) have emerged as an important area of quiet collaboration since the trilateral AUKUS pact was announced...

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