23 Mar 2023
AUKUS challenges and opportunities with Richard Fontaine, Lisa Curtis, and Alessio Patalano
In this special episode, Justin Bassi speaks with Richard Fontaine and Lisa Curtis from the Center for a New American Security, and Alessio Patalano from King’s College London, about the strategic imperatives and future challenges of AUKUS.
With the AUKUS optimal submarine pathway now unveiled, there are big plans, big promises, and a lot of work to do. Why do we need AUKUS? How do we improve information-sharing while reducing barriers to technology cooperation? How do we integrate our defence industries which are more accustomed to competing than cooperating? What are the opportunities for additional partners, including the Quad? And how is all this being explained to the public?
To dissect these questions and more, ASPI has been holding a trilateral AUKUS dialogue in Washington DC with CNAS and KCL’s Centre for Grand Strategy. Guests (in order of appearance):
Justin Bassi, executive director of ASPI - www.aspi.org.au/bio/justin-bassi; Richard Fontaine, CEO, CNAS - www.cnas.org/people/richard-fontaine; Lisa Curtis, Senior Fellow and Director, Indo-Pacific Security Program - www.cnas.org/people/lisa-curtis; Alessio Patalano, Professor of War & Strategy in East Asia, KCL - www.kcl.ac.uk/people/dr-alessio-patalano
Rodeo Drive by Eazy, licensed with permission from the Independent Music Licensing Collective - imlcollective.uk