Deep Dive on AUKUS


October 1, 2021

In this new episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry is joined by Paul Maddison, Julian Lindley-French, and Jonathan Caverley to discuss Australian, UK, and American perspectives on AUKUS.

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Participant Biographies:

  • Jonathan Caverley is professor of strategy in the Strategic and Operational Research Department of the Naval War College’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies and a research affiliate in the security studies program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the inaugural director of the Bernard Brodie Strategy Group. He was formerly assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, where he founded and co-chaired the working group on security studies at the Roberta Buffett Center. He previously served eight years as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and as an assistant professor of naval science at Northwestern University.
  • Vice Admiral Paul Maddison (Ret’d) is a CGAI Fellow and Director of the UNSW Defence Research Institute. Although located at the UNSW Canberra campus, Paul is responsible for enabling, facilitating and integrating UNSW Australia’s ground-breaking defence research capacity across the whole of the university in both Sydney and Canberra. Paul is a graduate of Canada’s Royal Military College – St. Jean (1980) and served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 37 years. He commanded at all levels, both at sea and ashore, and retired in 2013 from his appointment as Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy. He also served as Canada’s High Commissioner to Australia. He is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College Command and Staff Course in Toronto, as well as the Advanced Military Studies Program. Paul’s decorations include: Commander of the Order of Military Merit (Canada), Commander of the Legion of Merit (USA), and Officer of the Legion d’Honneur (France).
  • Professor Dr. Julian Lindley-French is a CGAI fellow, leading advisor, strategist, and author with eleven published books to his name and many articles who has four advanced degrees and has held three professorial chairs (Professor of Military Art and Science and Eisenhower Professor of Defence Strategy, Netherlands Defence Academy and Special Professor of Strategic Studies, Leiden University). He recently published a major book entitled Future War and the Defence of Europe for Oxford University Press with General (Ret.) John R. Allen and Lieut. General (Ret.) Frederick (Ben) Hodges

Host Biography:

  • Dave Perry: Senior Analyst and Vice President with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

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