Growing Challenges, Rising Ambitions - AUSMIN 2022 and Expanding U.S.-Australia Cooperation
30 November 2022
S.-Australia relationship, but the combination of a broadening bilateral agenda between Australia and the United States, accelerating ties in the Quad partnership (composed of the United States, Australia, Japan, and India), and the creation of AUKUS, the trilateral security partnership between Canberra, London, and Washington 1 | Charles Edel and Lam Tran aimed at deepening defense innovation and. [...] The Biden administration implicitly recognizes deepening the alliance with the Philippines as its top regional priority because the Philippines and Singapore are the only two partners in the region that might reasonably be expected to stand with the United States and other allies in a crisis involving 15 | Charles Edel and Lam Tran China. [...] An exemplary manifestation of this cooperation is the Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP) initiative launched in 2022 with Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.35 While the initiative provides a much needed platform for the United States and Australia to coordinate their engagement in the Pacific with key allies and partners, the PBP has also sparked concerns over its potential impact on exis. [...] The PIF’s 2018 Boe Declaration on Regional Security describes climate change as the “single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security, and well-being of the peoples of the Pacific,” and Pacific Islands countries have played a leading role in alerting the global community to the existential nature of the climate crisis.45 U. [...] Together, the United States and Australia should collaborate to respond to the hopes and aspirations of the people of the Indo-Pacific.