The Australia - Asia - US Strategic Triangle 

“Let us join together all the more in order to make the vast seas from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean, and those skies, open and free. In everything we say and do, we must follow the law and never fall back onto force or coercion. When there are disputes, we must always use peaceful means to find solutions.”

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Speech to Australian Parliament, 8 July 2014

The Perth USAsia Centre seeks to broaden understanding of opportunities for Australia in the Asia-Pacific region and promote an understanding of the role the United States plays in upholding security and economic norms and standards in the region. We have a number of programs devoted to discussing the importance of the Australia-Asia-US strategic triangle:

Alliance 21 Fellowship

Alliance 21 Fellowship Logo

The Perth USAsia Centre is an Alliance 21 Fellowship partner, a new exchange program that will fund the exchange of four to six senior scholars and policy analysts between Australia and the United States from 2015 to 2017. We will be assisting in the promotion of the program and the selection of fellows.

Australia - US Partnership in an Emerging Asia

The Perth USAsia Centre and the United States Studies Centre (USSC) will continue collaboration on the next phase of the “Alliance 21 Project” including the 2015 Alliance 21 conference at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

Perth USAsia Centre - UWA Business School Program on the Australia - Asia - US Economic Triangle

In partnership with the UWA Business School, the Perth USAsia Centre supports a number of programs including:

  • Beyond the China Boom: Implications for Australia
  • The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and beyond
  • Abenomics and Asia
  • India under Modi
  • Natural Gas and Asian Energy Markets

Joint Perth USAsia Centre - CSIS Program on Australia - US Energy Security


Asia is emerging as a major consumer of energy. By nature of its geography and abundance of natural resources, Australia is well-positioned to be a major energy exporter to Asia and to contribute to the region’s energy security. In partnership with the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, we plan to bring top energy security experts from the US to Perth in 2015 to discuss the region’s changing energy security realities with WA-based specialists.

Comparative Wests: Australia – US Indigenous Resource Communities Exchange

Recognising similarities between Australia’s west and America’s west, we plan to feature programs focussing on lessons learnt on a range of issues, including indigenous communities and natural resources.

America Matters for Australia/Australia Matters for Asia

“Australia is at the service of the wider world: as an affordable energy superpower, as a plentiful supplier of good food, and as a safe place to get the best and most affordable education. We hope that all the countries of our region will look to us to provide the energy security, the resources security and the food security that all seek.”

The Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, Address to Parliament, 8 July 2014

Old Map of Asia

We will publish an updated publication jointly with the United States Studies Centre in Sydney and the East-West Center in Washington, DC. We also plan to develop material that highlights the importance of Asia to Australia and Australia’s role in the region.


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