Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump is an opportunity to deliver some key messages about the role the United States should play globally and in Asia. Photo: Getty Images/Pool
It's been disappointing, and a little depressing, to see how parochial and partisan the issue of climate change has become in recent years in Australia, to the detriment of good policy and intelligent national debate.
There is far too much name-calling by opposing advocacy groups locked into
Hugh White's considered response to the questions I posed in our recent exchange on the fundamentals of Australian defence strategy prods me to elaborate on my previous arguments as well as to make some counterpoints.
On the question of irregular warfare, we seem to be in agreement that it is
Given he was the principal author of the 2000 Defence White Paper, it is reassuring to know that Hugh White agrees with me that Australian strategic policy needs a rethink, even if he is not persuaded by all of my prescriptions. So, in the spirit of a full and frank debate about what needs to be
In this Analysis, Alan Dupont argues that successive Australian governments have failed to define an effective national defence strategy. Australia needs a defence strategy that counters threats across multiple domains, is based on more diverse regional defence relationships, and is underpinned by
In this commentary for The Washington Quarterly, Professor Alan Dupont and Christopher Baker explore the impact of competition for marine resources such as fish on maritime territorial disputes in East Asia.
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Alan Dupont, Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute, comments on the remarkable recovery in Australia's strategic relationship with Indonesia in the last decade
Lowy Institute Non-resident Senior Fellow Alan Dupont has published an article in the May-June 2012 issue of The National Interest on how the dissolution of the Old Order in East Asia has created a delicate power balance there.
The full text of the article is available here
Alan Dupont, Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute, has co-authored an article with William J. Rechmeyer in the Australian Journal of International Affairs, Volume 66 No. 1 (2012), pp 34-51, on the seminal influences on Australian national security planning. The authors outline a
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute Non-resident Senior Fellow Alan Dupont writes that as the cost of electronic pilfering grows, Australia should become a repository of cyber security expertise
In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Lowy Institute non-resident Senior fellow Alan Dupont writes of the need for Australia to integrate all aspects of its national food policy to guarantee future food security
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Alan Dupont, Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute, writes that Japan and China must beware their hawks in the maritime dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands
In every era there are inflection points which require long-established institutions to re-evaluate their goals, strategy, structure and resource allocations to ensure their future health and relevance. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is no exception
In this Policy Brief, Lowy Institute Non-resident Senior Fellow, Professor Alan Dupont argues that Australia has failed to grasp the full implications of China’s meteoric rise or the risk of conflict in the Western Pacific. He calls for a coherent, national approach to China, one that is informed
This is a path-breaking examination of the potential implications for national and regional security that stem from the emerging non-traditional security challenge ‘climate change’ – especially for Australia and its Asia-Pacific neighbourhood
Japan emerged from World War II as the only country in the world to completely renounce war as a sovereign right. Despite this proscription, Japan’s self-defence forces form a large, technologically advanced military power