Entries by Fiona Considine

Australian Financial Review | How AUKUS has brought an alliance revolution to Australia by Professor Peter Dean

AUKUS acknowledged the end of US primacy in the Pacific, replaced by strategic competition and a far more complex deterrent alliance for Australia. If AUKUS evokes anything, it is the image of nuclear-powered submarines. They dominated the AUKUS press conference between Scott Morrison, Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, and stole media headlines around the world. […]

WA Defence Review | Strategic importance of the Indian Ocean region and Australia’s North West needs more than just recognition by Professor Peter Dean

The 2012 Force Posture Review, delivered by the then Gillard government’s Defence Minister, Stephen Smith, was clear as to the growing importance of WA and the Indian Ocean region to Australia’s defence, proposing that “Defence should develop a plan to communicate better the level of ADF activities and presence in North West Australia, for both […]