The Australia Chair, endowed through the generosity of Pratt Industries, sharpens the focus on U.S.-Australia alliance relations and contributes innovative policy ideas to the rapidly expanding regional and global challenges that call for greater coordination and action by Canberra and Washington. The Chair works to broaden the reach and impact of the U.S.-Australia alliance and Australian ideas, influence, and capacity.
Dr. Charles Edel, a thought leader on U.S. national security and U.S. strategy in the Indo-Pacific and a well-recognized public policy voice in U.S.-Australia relations, serves as the inaugural Australia Chair. The Australia Chair is supported by an advisory council of former senior officials and business leaders led by James Carouso, former chargé d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Canberra with senior diplomatic experience across the region.
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This Critical Questions provides insight into the details of the AUKUS arrangement announced this week, analyzes its significance, and lays out challenges to successfully implementing AUKUS.
Critical Questions by Charles Edel — March 16, 2023
Leaders from 18 Pacific countries and territories convened at the 52nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting last week. This CQ discusses main outcomes of the meeting, Australia's role in the forum, implications for U.S. policymakers, and challenges ahead for the PIF.
Critical Questions by Kathryn Paik — November 21, 2023
Transcript — July 21, 2023
Transcript — June 6, 2023
A Conversation with Dr. Kurt Campbell and Admiral Michael Gilday on the Strategic and Military Implications of AUKUS
All Australia Chair Content
Critical Questions by Jude Blanchette Charles Edel Christopher B. Johnstone Scott Kennedy Victor Cha Ellen Kim and Gregory B. Poling — August 15, 2022
Commentary by Mick Ryan — August 4, 2022
The U.S.-Australia Alliance: Aligning Priorities in the Indo-Pacific with Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles
Event — July 11, 2022
Commentary by Charles Edel and Pierre Morcos — July 7, 2022
Event — June 23, 2022
Event — May 27, 2022
Podcast Episode by H. Andrew Schwartz and Charles Edel — May 18, 2022
Event — May 4, 2022
Event — March 28, 2022
Book Launch: War Transformed: The Future of Twenty-First-Century Great Power Competition and Conflict
Event — February 15, 2022