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Australia's Northern Defence - Twitter Space Panel

Australia is currently bolstering defences in its northern approaches, but what do these moves indicate? Is this a move preparing for the wider offensives or just a continuation of decades-long policy? We sit down with our panel of experts.


Ashley Townshend

  • Senior fellow for Indo-Pacific security at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • Townshend’s research focuses on the evolving regional order, alliances and partnerships, defence policy, deterrence and statecraft, and collective approaches to Indo-Pacific strategy.

  • Previously he served as the inaugural director of the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre

  • You can find him on Twitter: @AshleyTownshend

Sam Roggeveen

  • Director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program.

  • Previously, he served as Senior Strategic Analyst in Australia’s peak intelligence agency, the Office of National Assessments, where his work dealt mainly with North Asian strategic affairs, including nuclear strategy and Asian military forces.

  • He is a regular commentator on the Lowy Institute’s digital magazine, The Interpreter, of which he was the founding editor from 2007 to 2014.

  • You can find him on Twitter: @SamRoggeveen

Michael Hilliard

Facilitated by Francis Leach

  • Head of Breaking News for The Red Line

  • You can find him on Twitter: @SaintFrankly

This space was originally recorded on 7 November 2022.



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