State of the United States: An evolving Alliance agenda
By The United States Studies Centre and the Perth USAsia Centre
Australia’s long-standing strategic relationship with the United States is transforming in response to the geostrategic change in the Indo-Pacific and a fractious debate in the United States about its role in the world. At the same time, technological change and economic interdependence have reshaped the nature of interstate competition, creating many new vectors of state power.
With a new administration in Washington committed to both the Indo-Pacific and the value of alliances this publication, written in partnership with the United States Studies Centre, advances an agenda for the alliance in this critical phase.
- Section 1: How does the US domestic political landscape enable or constrain increased US presence and attentiveness to the Indo-Pacific?
- Section 2: How should the United States and Australia advance prosperity and resilience?
- Strengthen the global and regional trade architectures
- Enhance health cooperation in Southeast Asia and the Pacific
- Re-engage the United States in global health security
- Activate the Australia-US-Japan trilateral infrastructure partnership
- Collaborate to combat misinformation and the threat of domestic extremism
- Strengthen Indo-Pacific vaccine partnerships
- Find common areas of cooperation in bolstering resilience to climate change
- Section 3: How should the United States and Australia bolster collective deterrence and defence?
- Section 4: How should the United States and Australia strengthen the economic and technological foundations of the allied and partner network?