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ASPI Publication Launch: A proposal for an Indo-Pacific hybrid threat centre

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ASPI is delighted to invite you to the launch of its new publication ‘Countering the Hydra: A proposal for an Indo-Pacific hybrid threat centre’.

Enabled by digital technologies and fuelled by geopolitical competition, hybrid threats in the Indo-Pacific are increasing in breadth, application and intensity.

Utilising a mix of military, non-military, covert and overt activities by state and non-state actors, governments are grappling with how to identify these activities, articulate the threat and formulate responses. An informed and coordinated response is needed to prevent these threats from eroding national capability, regional resilience and global stability.

At this event, panellists will explore the potential establishment of a hybrid threat centre for the Indo-Pacific as a means of building resilience in the face of an evolving hybrid threat landscape. The panel will consider how to engage with hybrid threats within the context of the region’s political and cultural diversity and the lessons that can be learnt from pre-existing models of security cooperation.

We look forward to discussing the proposal and the threat landscape with our esteemed panellists:

  • Her Excellency, High Commissioner Vicki Treadell, United Kingdom's High Commissioner to Australia
  • His Excellency, Ambassador Shingo Yamagami, Japanese Ambassador to Australia
  • Teija Tiilikainen, Director of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
  • Dr Fitriani Bintang Timur, Senior Researcher, Centre for Strategic and International Studies Indonesia
  • Dr Lesley Seebeck, independent consultant and an honorary professor at the Australian National University
  • Fergus Hanson, Director International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

The discussion will begin with remarks by Her Excellency, Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Australia and will be moderated by Fergus Hanson, Director of ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre.

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