Wave of rhetoric on South China Sea sets a dangerous tone, writes Greg Raymond
As China island-hops its way across the South China Sea, should Australia be concerned about Beijing’s land reclamation activities?
In a slow moving transition underway since late 2014, there are strong signs that the often-criticised US Air Sea Battle operational concept is being quietly — albeit not officially — sidelined as
The slaughter of innocent people in Bangkok last week was a shocking event. But its immediate political and social implications are probably limited.
In June 2015, several announcements suggested that Thailand would acquire three Chinese submarines for 36 billion baht (US$1.03billion).
Despite its calls for ‘more Jakarta and less Geneva’, the Abbott government appears to have fallen into a passive approach to multilateral diplomacy.
The Thai–Cambodia dispute over the Preah Vihear temple (called Phra Viharn in Thailand) is one of the worst intra-ASEAN conflicts on record.
Last week Elliot Brennan raised concerns (No Peace, More Guns: Thai Junta Arms Civilians in Restive South) about the distribution of weapons to civilian volunteers in Thailand’s southern bord