Policy, Guns and Money: Australia’s strategic challenges, cyber threats and the UK’s Indo-Pacific tilt

To kick off this episode of the ASPI podcast, Alex Bristow speaks to ASPI newcomer Bec Shrimpton, who will head up this year’s Sydney Dialogue. They discuss the strategic threats Australia faces, including the challenges posed by emerging technology, and the Australia–China relationship.

With so much of our data online, and a growing reliance on digital technology in our daily lives, we are left vulnerable to cyberattacks. ASPI’s Karly Winkler speaks to Google’s Shane Huntley about the work of the Google Threat Analysis Group and the current cyber threat landscape.

In the UK’s 2021 integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy, the government detailed its vision of Britain’s role in the world over the next two decades, outlining a tilt to the Indo-Pacific. ASPI senior analyst Marcus Hellyer speaks to naval expert Alessio Patalano of King’s College London about the Indo-Pacific tilt, the UK’s naval strategy and defence capability priorities.