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Updated AUKUS Briefing Book Now Available

3 January, 2024

A new edition of the Security & Defence PLuS AUKUS Briefing Book is now available on our website! You can access both interactive online and downloadable versions here.

The purpose of the AUKUS 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. This is our second edition and has been updated to reflect developments from the announcement of AUKUS in September 2021 through mid-December 2023.

The 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 comprehensive resource containing links to official primary source documents, foundational texts, and various critical analyses and related research.

This latest edition of the AUKUS Briefing Book was edited by collaborators from all three of our PLuS partner universities.We thank Thorin Wright, Noelle Troutman, and Cana Kim from Arizona State University; Sarah Tzinieris from King’s College London; David Lee from the University of New South Wales; and Nicole Magney from the Security & Defence PLuS staff for their contributions. We also thank Jan K. Gleiman and Jada Fraser for their work on the inaugural edition of the AUKUS Briefing Book published in 2022.

As the AUKUS partnership grows and matures, we expect to update the briefing book regularly (at least annually). To make this resource more valuable, we need 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].