30 July 2022
ASPI Washington DC
Australia’s first overseas think tank presence was officially opened on the 13th of July 2022 by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Australia, the Hon Richard Marles MP.
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has gained global attention for its research and today launched its office in Washington DC.
The Deputy Prime Minister said, 'in so many ways, the product of ASPI is critically important, not only in informing the Australian public, but those of us in government who seek to play a role in this space.'
On the importance of think tanks, Marles stated: 'for those of us who believe in democracies, it's really important that the value of modern democracies is advocated.'
ASPI Executive Director, Justin Bassi, said 'as one of the most important US allies, it’s important Australia is competing in this marketplace, and providing US decision makers and the US public with a perspective from the most critical part of the world.'