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ANZUS at 70: the past, present and future of the alliance

ANZUS at 70: The past, present and future of the alliance

Speakers Peter Jennings, Michelle Grattan AO, April Palmerlee and Lisa Sharland

ASPI and AmCham Australia are delighted to invite you to the event launch of their new publication, ‘ANZUS at 70: the past, present and future of the alliance’.  

The ANZUS Treaty was signed in San Francisco on 1 September 1951. Seventy years on, the Treaty remains a central pillar of Australian defence and security policy and a key part of the US ‘hub and spokes’ global alliance system.

The alliance continues to adapt to address new challenges, support new opportunities for cooperation and promote wider security interests in the region.

This publication features 46 chapters by expert contributors including former political leaders, historians, scientists, academics and journalists. It encompasses the historical  foundations of ANZUS, its evolution in the post-war world, as well as contemporary and emerging challenges to the alliance from different perspectives including geo-political trends in the Asia-Pacific region. The authors also look beyond formal defence and security relations and examine bilateral co-operation in business, economics, science and technology.

Join ASPI’s Peter Jennings for a discussion on the history and future of the alliance with contributing authors Dr Brendan Nelson AO, President of Boeing Australia,  New Zealand, South Pacific, Chair of AmCham, and ASPI Council Member; Michelle Grattan AO, The Conversation’s Chief Political Correspondent; and Lisa Sharland, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Stimson Center.

Please note this is an online webinar. Register here.


Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings is a Senior Fellow and was the executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) from May 2012 to May 2022.

Michelle Grattan AO

Michelle Grattan is one of Australia's most respected political journalists.

April Palmerlee

April Palmerlee was appointed CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia in 2017 after an international career in government, education, an

Lisa Sharland

Lisa Sharland is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Stimson Center with the Protecting the Civilians in Conflict Program.