ASPI’s decades: Quad 1.0 and Quad 2.0

ASPI celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This series looks at ASPI’s work since its creation in August 2001. Quad 1.0 had a tentative start and then crashed. Reborn in 2017, Quad 2.0 has had …

Reimagining care

The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the ongoing negotiations over US President Joe Biden’s social infrastructure bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, share an important feature. At the heart of …

The connectivity war

Many observers have long assumed that the future of geopolitics will be decided in a sea battle over the Taiwan Strait or some rocky outcrop or atoll in the South China Sea. Yet we could …

Perfect timing for ASPI’s Washington outpost

Think tanks are a familiar feature of the public-policy landscape in Australia, along with television epidemiologists and dyspeptic former prime ministers. But the idea of an independent, non-government institution, established specifically to study a particular …

New government signals a more daring Germany

After eight weeks of negotiations, Germany has a new government. For the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, who succeeds Angela Merkel as chancellor, the much-anticipated coalition agreement augurs nothing less than a revitalised progressive Mitte, or …