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Collected Essays

Advancing AUKUS through Scholarship

AUKUS and the Potential for a Disruptive Maritime Power


In April 2023, the Australian government released its Defence Strategic Review, setting out a vision for reforming the country’s national...

To Exclude or Not to Exclude: AUKUS and Order-Engineering

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Introduction While the delivery aspect of AUKUS – that is of nuclear-propelled submarines and advanced technological capabilities – continues to...

AUKUS under Pressure: The Capacity Constraints that put a Dampener on Delivery

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Introduction On 15 September 2021, the governments of Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom announced the formation of...

Walking & Chewing Bubble Gum: How the Joint Force can Partner for Success in a Multipolar World

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Abstract China’s One Belt One Road, “digital iron curtain,” and grey zone activities have contributed to what the 2022 National...

Some Awkward Truths about AUKUS

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The AUKUS deal was signed in September 2021 and subsequently evaluated by pundits and experts worldwide almost entirely based on...

Toward an AUKUS-era research and engineering strategy


The year-old trilateral security partnership among Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—AUKUS for short—has the potential to alter...

Delivering AUKUS Success in challenging times


At the launch of the new AUKUS partnership on 15 September 2021, it was clear that the leaders of the...

AUKUS and the maritime foundations of national security in Europe and the Indo-Pacific


The signing of AUKUS a little more than a year ago divided international opinion. Much of the criticism about the...

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


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


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



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


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

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