Justin Burke is the 2022 Michael and Deborah Thawley Scholar in International Security at CSIS and the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Maritime Strategy and Security at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University, Germany. Justin is currently completing a PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney, where he also teaches. His research interests include the uses of submarines in naval diplomacy, the AUKUS pact, and defence and security policy more generally. In addition to authoring research for the Royal Australian Navy’s Sea Power Centre and other scholarly publications, his writings on defence and security regularly appear in print and online in Australia and internationally. Previously he was a journalist with The Australian newspaper and the Yomiuri Shimbun of Japan.
A man of both humility and tremendous intellect was an immeasurable asset to Australia’s naval know-how.
What are the big issues still lurking beneath the surface of the AUKUS debate?
It’s a big challenge to manage the ambition for nuclear-powered subs and still juggle other crucial defence decisions.
Naval port visits send important signals and contribute to the thriving bilateral relationship.