The Case for an Australian National Security Strategy
The CSIS Australia Chair cordially invites you to "The Case for an Australian National Security Strategy."
Monday, May 15, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 7:00 am - 8:00 am AEDT
Over the last several years, a global pandemic, extreme weather, a war in Europe, and an increasingly aggressive China have dramatically changed Australia's domestic and foreign policy landscape. And yet, the last time Canberra released a national security strategy was in 2013, relying instead on intermittent defense and foreign policy white papers. Australia's recently released Defence Strategic Review calls for a biennial national defense strategy, but says nothing about how defense strategy sits within larger national security efforts, nor how such a national security strategy would be organized, structured, or implemented.
Would Australia benefit from institutionalizing the writing of a national security strategy? What are the advantages and drawbacks of having a regularly issued national security strategy? And, what would such a strategy prioritize and seek to do?
To answer these questions, please join CSIS Senior Adviser and Australia Chair Charles Edel on Monday, May 15 at 5 pm EDT (May 16, 7 am AEDT) for a discussion with three leading national security experts—William Inboden, Rory Medcalf, and Heather Smith.
CSIS's Australia Chair conducts independent policy research aimed at strengthening U.S.-Australia relations. The Chair is endowed through the generosity of Pratt Industries.