Programs & Projects

Australia's Security and the Rules-Based Order

Australia's Security and the Rules-Based Order

The 2016 Defence White Paper describes a rules-based global order as a “fundamental strategic interest”. 

This project, supported by the Department of Defence’s Strategic Policy Grants Program, aims to lead a national debate on the rules-based order and its implications for Australian security and defence. It will connect the legal, political, and historical debates about the nature of the global order with the practical realities of Australia’s strategic environment. It will address how the order can evolve to meet new technological challenges and modes of warfare, including grey zone operations.

Cover image: Official U.S. Navy / Flickr

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Ali Wyne on great power competition, the United States and China
Podcasts
Ali Wyne on great power competition, the United States and China
What does great power competition mean, and where did the concept come from? In this episode of Rules Based Audio, Ben Scott speaks to author and analyst Ali…
Under pressure: the present and future of international order
Under pressure: the present and future of international order
International order is a concept much invoked and seldom defined, and even less often is it explained. Some argue that international order is anachronistic, others that it has…
Rules Based Audio: The scramble for information control over Africa
Podcasts
Rules Based Audio: The scramble for information control over Africa
In this episode, Sasha Fegan discusses the influence of disinformation in the media landscape in Africa.
Rules Based Audio: What are we getting wrong about online manipulation?
Podcasts
Rules Based Audio: What are we getting wrong about online manipulation?
In this episode of Rules Based Audio, Sasha Fegan talks to Carl Miller about online manipulation, disinformation, misinformation and inauthentic behaviour.
Address by the US National Cyber Director on cyber cooperation
Speeches
Address by the US National Cyber Director on cyber cooperation
US National Cyber Director Chris Inglis addressed the Lowy Institute on the role of cyber in US strategy and the outlook for international cyber cooperation to…
History in the making: AUKUS, allyship and the 1957 Defence Review
History in the making: AUKUS, allyship and the 1957 Defence Review
The surprise AUKUS announcement in September this year was arguably the most significant development in Australian defence and foreign policy in a generation, and it has since…
Taming the “grey zone”
Taming the “grey zone”
Unease about so-called “grey zone” tactics is increasingly in vogue. From a position of relative obscurity, the term has surged onto the official agenda. There was no mention of …
Speeches
Digital Conference: The Indo-Pacific Operating System
The digital conference The Indo-Pacific Operating System: Power, Order and Rules for the 21st Century was hosted by the Lowy Institute on 1-2 December 2021.
Kurt Campbell on what America is for, “rather than what we’re against”
Kurt Campbell on what America is for, “rather than what we’re against”
Veteran US official Kurt Campbell has long championed more American engagement in Asia and is credited as the architect of Barack Obama’s 2015 “Pivot”. He is often referred to as…
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RealClear Defense
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Australian Financial Review
16 November 2021
Australian Financial Review
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ABC RN Counterpoint
2 March 2021
ABC RN Counterpoint
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ABC Radio National
1 October 2020