Friends, Enemies and Interests: Critical Perspectives on AUKUS
The promise of nuclear powered subs have been billed as an ‘alliance for the ages’, a ‘knife in the back’, and ‘floating Chernobyls’.
The new trilateral strategic partnership between Australia, UK and USA, otherwise known as AUKUS, is loaded with challenges to China and commitments to superiority in critical technologies (including quantum). Join the Centre for International Security Studies experts in the new virtual Global Forum to discuss the deeper issues.
|About the speakers|
|James Der Derian is Michael Hintze Chair of International Security and Director of the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney. His research and teaching interests are in international security, information technology, international theory, and documentary film.
Justin Hastings is Professor in International Relations and Comparative Politics and the research program leader of CISS’s regional security research area. His research focuses on Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and East Africa, examining terrorism, smuggling, maritime piracy, insurgency, gray/black markets and nuclear weapons proliferation.
Peter Hayes is the Director of the Nautilus Institute and a member of CISS. He works at the nexus of security, environment and energy policy problems. Best known for innovative cooperative engagement strategies in North Korea, he has developed techniques for seeking near-term solutions to global security and sustainability problems.
Brendon O’Connor is Associate Professor in American Politics within the United States Studies Centre. His research interests include anti-Americanism, American welfare policy, presidential politics, US foreign policy, and Australian-American relations.
Aim Sinpeng is an infosecurity expert and co-founder of the Sydney Cybersecurity Network. Her research interests include comparative democratisation and authoritarianism, digital media and politics, social movements, Southeast Asian politics and internet governance.
Thomas Wilkins is a Senior Lecturer in International Security at the University of Sydney and a Senior Fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA). He specializes in foreign and security policy issues in the Asia/Indo Pacific, and is an Associate Editor for the journal Pacific Affairs.