Bridging Allies meetings in Australia

On 8 and 11 May 2023, CSDS co-hosted two experts’ workshops in Australia under its Bridging Allies Initiative.

On 8 May, under the auspices of the Australian Strategic Policy Grants Program (SPGP), CSDS and the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney co-hosted a workshop on “Bridging Euro-Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Alliances” in Sydney. The discussions revolved around how to strengthen practical cooperation between NATO and partners in the Indo-Pacific in the defence industry, the fields of economy, technology and security, particularly with the perspective of the war in Ukraine and the sensitivities at the Taiwan Strait.

On 11 May, CSDS and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) co-organised an experts’ workshop in Canberra supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. This two-year project seeks to examine key strategic trends in the Indo-Pacific and their impact on NATO. Concretely, the workshop in Australia aimed to address the role of Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs) in Euro-Atlantic and Indo-Pacific security panorama and how partners can better cooperate to face the challenges posed by EDTs.

The next meetings under the Bridging Allies initiative will take place in Japan (Tokyo) and France (Paris) in the months to come.

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