We are an Australian not-for-profit research organisation
What we do
We promote the peace, stability and prosperity of the peoples of the Indo-Pacific region through policy research, policy advice and advocacy, international dialogues, and the professional development of policy-makers.
Over the last decade the Indo-Pacific has emerged as an important strategic concept. The idea of the Indo-Pacific springs from the observation that fundamental changes in economic and political dynamics of the littoral states of the Pacific and Indian Oceans m...
Australia’s geostrategic circumstances are in a greater state of flux than seen in generations. Great power contestation has flared and the rules-based order is in question, while environmental catastrophe looms and governance challenges, ranging from cyber ...
In the 2013 Defence White Paper the Australian Government identified its zone of strategic interest as the ‘Indo-Pacific’, which it described as “connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans through Southeast Asia”. That formulation was repeated in the 201...
The Institute is calling for papers for a special issue of Security Challenges on Geoeconomics. Topics of interest include: global decoupling; the use and effectiveness of geoeconomic tools; national security and the private sector, including commercial espion...
Our research and publications address security as a complex human construct to be understood and forged across multiple, interdependent human, economic, civil/civic, defence, natural, energy, and cyber policy domains.
Our professional development program focuses on action learning for early career policy makers, enabling them to engage and network with senior decision makers and thought leaders as they tackle contemporary security policy issues.
The Institute has auspiced Track 1.5 diplomacy over the last two decades, focussed in particular with Australia's relationships with the US and Japan.
Members and sponsors
The Institute sustains its work through the involvement and financial support of individuals, corporate citizens and Government grants. Individuals, companies, and Government Departments and Agencies are able to become Members of the Institute, commission or gain access to our research, and have their young leaders participate in our development activities.