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Articles in journals and books
The following is a selective list of articles written by ASPI staff for non-ASPI publications. Some are available online but others will need to be obtained from the source publications. For media coverage or newspaper articles see ASPI in the Press.Peter Abigail
Elsina (Ellie) Wainwright
Prominence of Non-traditional Security Threats: Reasons and Impacts
Security has gained increasing support since the end of the Cold War with national
security synonymous with national defence, international relations, and diplomatic,
defence and intelligence communities dominated by security policy processes.
China Institute for International Strategic Studies, Beijing, China, June 22-23 2005,
The US rebalance to the Asia-Pacific: an Australian perspective
This article looks at the implications for the Asia-Pacific, Australia and US-Australia relations resulting from the United States' rebalancing to the region.
Asia Policy, No. 15, January 2013, p. 38-44
Unfinished Business: Reforming our Intelligence Agencies
The last few years have been a particularly testing time for Australia's intelligence agencies but terrorism is not the only urgent issue our intelligence agencies must address.
POLICY, Vol. 20, No. 4, Summer 2004-05, p. 3-8
Counter-terrorism and homeland security - what to do next?
Counter-terrorism and the planning of threat responses is Canberra's fastest-growing industry, opening up major business opportunities for innovative Australian technology suppliers.
Australian Defence Business Review, Vol. 23, No. 6/7, June/July 2004, p. 14
The Policy Shift the Media Missed: Australia's Emerging National Security Strategy
This paper looks at the structure and overlapping of bureaucracy in Canberra, and how bureaucracy currently defines the content of policy advice to Canberra, rather than the other way around.
POLICY, Vol. 20, No. 2, Winter 2004, p. 35
ELSINA (ELLIE) WAINWRIGHT
Elsina Wainwright was been involved in the AusAID White Paper process: she wrote
the preparatory Asia Analysis with a senior AusAID official, Ian Anderson
Analytical report for the White Paper on Australia's aid program
for the White Paper on Australia's aid program released in April 2006.
Women are the Peacemakers
Women act as the South Pacific region's peacemakers, but are excluded from leadership.
Yet it is often the women who suffer the most during and after the conflict.
Focus, Vol. 19, No. 2, September 2004, p. 31
The Personal Connection
People-to-People links are at the core of Australia's bilateral relationships.
Australian Volunteers International Magazine, Winter 2004, p. 8
Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Australia's Policy Shift
This paper examines the situation in the Solomon Islands prior to the Regional Assistance
Mission and some of the factors behind Australia's change in policy towards the
South Pacific. It then looks at the progress of the mission, the challenges ahead,
and the implications for the broader region. It also analyses some of the issues
facing Papua New Guinea and Australia's assistance to PNG.
The Sydney Papers, Vol. 15, No. 2, Autumn 2004, pp. 122-132
The Year Ahead
Terrorism, state failure and the challenge of state reconstruction will remain near
the top of the international security agenda in 2004
The Diplomat, December/January 2004, pp. 20-22
Solomon Islands and Australia's policy shift
Based on an address to the United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory,
5 November 2003, this paper looks at the pronounced shift in the Australian Government's
policy towards South Pacific and how this policy shift came to pass. The paper analyses
the situation in the Solomon Islands prior to the RAMSI intervention, makes some
observations about the progress of operation and some of the challenges that lie
ahead, as well as the implications for the broader South Pacific.
RUSI (QLD), December 2003 Quarterly
Responding to state failure - the case of Australia and Solomon Islands
The Australian-led intervention in Solomon Islands has a number of distinct features
that make it an interesting case study, and one which might inform future international
responses to state failure.
Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 57, No. 3, November 2003, pp. 485-498
Solomons intervention comes under scrutiny
Article on the Australian National University forum, titled "Solomon Islands Update: Crisis and Intervention" held in the Coombs theatre on August 25, 2003. It gives the highlights of the speeches given on the day, including Dr Elsina Wainwright's who spoke on the factors for intervention.
Asia Pacific, Issue 1, Third Quarter, 2003
Building the peace: Australia and the future of Iraq
Iraq's reconstruction is an enormously complex task, for which Australia now shares responsibility. This paper outlines Australia's interests, the challenges we face in Iraq and a policy approach to maximise our opportunities and minimise the risks.
Australian Chief Executive, July 2003, pp. 26-30
The regional outlook
This paper looks at the increasingly uncertain regional outlook in the aftermath of 11 September 2001, the Bali bombing on the 12 October 2002 and the ongoing war in Iraq. What impact will the war in Iraq have on the Asia Pacific region, and for Australia?
Australian Chief Executive, April 2003
Combating Terrorism in East Asia - A Framework for Regional Cooperation
The nature of the East Asian terrorist is most acute in Southeast Asia. This article outlines how to deal with that threat by pursuing three levels of action to gain a better understanding of the terrorists, their motives and the requirement for the exchange of intelligence between regional countries.
Asia-Pacific review, Vol. 11, No. 2, November 2004, pp. 48-60 and A Collection of Papers of the International Symposium on International Counter-terrorism Situation and Cooperation, pp.313 - 330
Terrorism - the issue is here to stay
While the terrorist attacks of September 11 and in Bali made Australians realise that terrorism is a major security problem for us, events of the past few months reinforces that the risk of terrorism is here to stay with us for some time to come.
Australian Mosiac, No. 3, Winter 2003, pp. 35-36
Easier said than done: At the six-year mark in remaking the ADF
A total of $17.5 billion of taxpayer's money will be expended on Australia's defence next financial year. This is around $880 million more than last year, and represents just less than 1.9 per cent GDP. New funding measures include $420 million for our expanded and continuing role in Iraq, $300 million for extra capital investment next year and $192 million over four years for improved security. As impressive as this all sounds, these figures give no indication of the progress towards transforming the Department of Defence and the Australian Defence Force (ADF). To properly understand this year's budget, it's necessary to go back to the late 1990s to see how the imperative for change rose.
Defender, The National Journal of the Australian Defence Association, p.11-15, Winter 2005
Fighting the far war: Australian submarines in the Asia-Pacific
The future will be shaped by the possible wars it is required to fight. The impact of likely range and endurance requirements is discussed in this article.
Australian Defence Magazine, April 2011, pp. 44-48.
The Australian Defence White Paper
Andrew Davies discusses the key points of Australia's Defence White Paper.
RUSI Defence Systems (online), pp.34-37, 16 June 2009
Up Periscope: The expansion of submarine capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region
Article by Andrew Davies on the submarine capabilites of the Asia-Pacific region. It examines the future plans of our surrounding nations to purchase and maintain submarines. It looks at the challenges that faces Australia as a result of new naval acquisitions.
RUSI October 2007, Vol. 152 No.5 pp.64-69
Floating anxiety: Better communicationsare needed to avoid incidents on the high seas
Article by Andrew Davies on the incident with a Chinese Song class diesel submarine that surfaced unannounced within five miles of the American aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying battle group. He says the incident has been widely interpreted as signifying increased assertiveness by the Chinese Navy. The Diplomat Magazine, p.40, 17 October 2007
Australia must upgrade its ASW capabilities
Article by Andrew Davies on the Royal Australian Navy’s need to take action to provide a modern anti-submarine warfare capability and is overdue for a major overhaul.
Janes Defence Weekly, p.23, 7 March 2007
What price the JSF?
The New Air Combat Capability project within Defence is the largest single procurement project in our history. It has a budget in the range of$11-15 billion dollars and plans to acquire 'between 70 to 100 aircraft'. The selected aircraft is the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Designed to a low cost, the JSF will come in three variations for Air Force, Navy and Marines use. It is also yet to fly in its final form, meaning that there is plenty of scope variations still left. But sales hype and disinformation aside, how much will the Joint Strike Fighter actually cost and can we afford it?. Andrew Davies says since we can not put an exact figure on the cost of the JSF, it hard to be definitive about its affordability for Australia but like many aspects of the JSF program, we will have to wait for time to reveal all.
Australian Defence Magazine, Vol 14, No. 9, September 2006
Ocean acidification: An emerging Australian environmental security challenge
Article by Ross Allen and Anthony Bergin on the problems posed to Australia by ocean acidification, which is the natural process whereby carbon dioxide dissolves in the sea, forming a weak carbonic acid. Australia has a direct stake in the ocean acidifcation problem: it will affect every part of our marine environment, and we need to understand how best to adapt to the problem.
Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, Vol 1(2), 2009, pp.49-56
The Taiwan Strait: Still Dangerous
Article by Sheryn Lee and ASPI's Benjamin Schreer, who argue in this issue of Survival why the Taiwan Strait is still dangerous.
Survival, Vol 55, No. 3, June-July 2013, pp. 55-62