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Australia–Israel Be’er Sheva Dialogue 2016

Speaker: Australian Strategic Policy Institute and the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Date: 31st Oct 2016

ASPI in cooperation with the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) held the second Be’er Sheva Dialogue, a defence and security exchange between Australia and Israel in Sydney, Australia.

The bilateral dialogue brought together senior defence and business leaders, parliamentarians and independent analysts to participate in the exchange.

Cooperation on cybersecurity, innovation and defence relations were emphasised as optimal platforms to take the relationship forward. Other topics included mutual security concerns such as ‘asymmetric warfare’, new challenges posed by non-state actors and ‘hybrid’ threats, and meeting future capability requirements. The report on the dialogue can be found below.

The joint ASPI–BESA report The wattle and the olive: A new chapter in Australia and Israel working together, by ASPI’s Anthony Bergin and BESA’s Professor Efraim Inbar was launched at the dialogue. The publication can be found here.

The report from the first dialogue in 2015 can be found here.

Beersheba-report-final.pdf - PDF (492.6 KB)