Hitting its stride but needing to run: the case to hasten Australia-Japan defence cooperation

By Hayley Channer

Reduced strategic warning time ahead of conflict has put a premium on hastening Australia and Japan’s collective defence ability. In the Perth USAsia Centre’s latest Indo-Pacific Analysis Brief, Senior Policy Fellow Hayley Channer identifies three focus areas to help speed up this cooperation. She says leaders and defence establishments of both countries need to increase their risk tolerances and flexibility. Removing impediments to faster cooperation will allow Australia and Japan to increase their military preparedness and deterrence ability. 

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