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
Event — January 10, 2022
Press Release — December 1, 2021
Report by Michael J. Green Nicholas Szechenyi and Hannah Fodale — November 18, 2021
Commentary by Lachlan Carey — October 14, 2021
Report by John Schaus and Michael Shoebridge — September 15, 2021
Report by Michael J. Green Amy Searight and Patrick Gerard Buchan — June 9, 2020
Brief by Patrick Gerard Buchan and Benjamin Rimland — March 16, 2020
Book by Michael J. Green Jon B. Alterman Franklin Miller Heather A. Conley Sue Mi Terry Amy Searight and Patrick Gerard Buchan — October 18, 2019
A Discussion on Australia’s May 18 Election Outcome: What's Next for Australia and the U.S.-Australia Alliance?
Event — May 23, 2019
Event — October 18, 2018