Since the trilateral AUKUS security pact between Australia, the UK and the United States was announced on 15 September 2021, much attention has focused on the issue of the nuclear-powered submarines which Australia will eventually acquire (the so-called "Pillar 1").

The submarine plan is just one part of the proposed deepening of security collaboration among the three countries. The agreement also covers 'Pillar II' which covers improved technological capacity and information sharing.

What will cooperation on hypersonic missiles, cyber operations, quantum computing and other technological innovation mean for security in the region? And does this mean the military hardware may turn out to be of secondary importance to the agreement's role as a broader advanced technology accelerator?

Join us to discuss the foundational agreement and geopolitical implications, the risks, and advantages for each of the countries involved and the impact in the wider Indo-Pacific region.

Co-hosting with the AUKUS Forum, AIIA Victoria invites you to this expert panel in the first of a series on AUKUS to discuss the geopolitical implications.

AIIA Victoria gratefully acknowledges the Walter Trust fund for their support of our young members.

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