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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.


The Regionalist

Utilising Australia’s Strategic Assets in the Indian Ocean Region

Australia’s Indian Ocean Region strategic interests are becoming increasingly threatened by Indo-Sino competition, resulting in rising regional military activity and instability that is exacerbated by increasing US isolationism.

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Occasional Papers

Countering Unmanned Aerial Systems

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) pose an evolving and substantial threat to Australia’s national security and the Australian Defence Force. While UAS use by a state or non‑state actor on Australian soil, or against Australia’s interests has yet to occur, it...

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  1. 01

    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.

  2. 02

    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.

  3. 03

    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.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Treasury

Department of Home Affairs

Department of Defence

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Lockheed Martin

Noetic Group

As a member of the Institute you receive invitations and discounted tickets to our events. You have access to Security Challenges, Australia’s leading peer reviewed journal on security policy, and access to The Regionalist, the Institute’s blog site. You help sustain the work of the Institute and are able to participate in its Governance at each year’s AGM.

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