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Publication type: Policy

Title: A more prepared Australia

Author(s): William Leben

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In this Policy Options Paper, and longer companion Occasional Paper, William Leben addresses the importance of preparedness in Australia and the need to reform national disaster response capability. Leben highlights the compounding dimensions of the challenges — from climate change, to geopolitical threats and risks to social cohesion — as well as the corresponding opportunities for reform of traditional security domains, emergency management and democratic resilience.

Date of publication: 2024

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Publication type: Policy

Title: One small step: Women, Peace and Security in space

Author(s): Cassandra Steer,Elise Stephenson,Sarah Furman

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In this Policy Options Paper, Dr Cassandra Steer, Dr Elise Stephenson and Sarah Furman discuss the gendered implications of increasing attacks on space systems and why Australia’s global reputation for gender-responsive approaches in arms control and other diplomatic efforts makes it best positioned to play a leading role on Women Peace and Security in space. They call on Australia’s Defence Space Command, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Space Agency to adopt key recommendations including targets for diverse gender representation within space careers.

Date of publication: 2024

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Publication type: Policy

Title: Addressing the talent gap in quantum computing

Author(s): Prachi Mishra

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In this publication, Prachi Mishra talks about the talent gap in quantum computing and how the Quad can work together to address it.

Date of publication: 2023

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Publication type: Policy

Title: Towards the Quad Quantum Network Initiative

Author(s): Takahiro Tsuchiya

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In this publication, Takahiro Tsuchiya talks about the quantum internet and quantum computing and how the Quad countries should prioritise the development of game-changing technologies and the Quantum Processing Units necessary for developing Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing and quantum networking (quantum internet).

Date of publication: 2023

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Publication type: Policy

Title: The Quad’s quantum leap: how Quad countries can boost cooperation on quantum computing

Author(s): Sam Howell

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In this publication, Sam Howell talks about how the race to build, scale, and commercialise quantum computers is already under way and the why Quad cannot afford to cede the lead to competitors.

Date of publication: 2023

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Publication type: Policy

Title: Cyber resilience for the Quad in a post-quantum world

Author(s): Jennifer Jackett

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In this publications, Jennifer Jackett discusses how the advances in quantum computing could jeopardise current encryption methods within the decade, imperilling sensitive data in Quad countries and how can the Quad cooperate to build resilience against this.

Date of publication: 2023

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Publication type: Policy

Title: Adapting Australian intelligence to the information age

Author(s): Ben Scott

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In this Occasional Paper, Ben Scott addresses critical reforms needed in Australia’s intelligence landscape to adapt to the evolving information era.

Ben highlights the urgency of redefining our National Intelligence Community (NIC) to better navigate the complexities of the digital age. He emphasises the need to rebalance our approach by prioritising open-source intelligence (OSINT) and suggests the establishment of a dedicated OSINT agency within the NIC.

Date of publication: 2023

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Publication type: Policy

Title: The Quad’s contribution to revolutionising biotechnology strategies

Author(s): Shravishtha Ajaykumar

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In this publication, Shravishtha Ajaykumar talks about how each of the Quad nationas play distinct roles in biotechnology and why they should establish data-sharing guidelines for fair use of data and return on outcomes and leverage their alliance in the WHO to establish standards for genetic engineering and synthetic biology, including by establishing norms for genome editing.

Date of publication: 2023

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