Thoughtful, ground-breaking and often controversial, ASPI leads the public debate on defence and security issues.
In the public debate on defence and strategic issues ASPI's publications are uniquely authorative, independent, and innovative.
Each year ASPI publishes a number of policy reports on key issues facing Australian strategic and defence decision makers. These reports draw on work by ASPI staff and external contributors.
ASPI publishes longer studies on issues of critical importance to Australia and our region.
Strategic Policy Forums:
These are online roundtable discussions undertaken when a subject of critical importance requires debate.
These publications are intended to provide expert perspectives on specific current issues.
ASPI produces valuable reference tools, such as The Australian Defence Almanac. Annually ASPI releases an analysis of the Defence budget, The Cost of Defence, and it can be found under the Annuals category.
These publications are intended to provide deepen understanding on critical questions facing key strategic decision-makers and, where appropriate, provide policy recommendations.
- Policy Reports
- Policy Briefings
- Major Studies
- Occasional Papers
Generally written by ASPI experts, these are provided online to give readers timely, insightful opinion pieces on current strategic issues.
ASPI will undertake commissioned research for clients including the Australian Government, state governments, foreign governments and industry. For further information, contact ASPI.
ASPI produces The Cost of Defence: ASPI's Defence budget brief and ASPI's annual report.
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is an independent, non-partisan policy institute. It has been set up and is partially funded by the government to provide fresh ideas on Australia's defence and strategic policy choices.
ASPI is charged with the task of informing the public on strategic and defence issues, generating new ideas for government, and fostering strategic expertise in Australia.