Greg Raymond

US Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. Image by US Pacific Fleet, sourced from Flickr.

Sea folly and US-China relations

After months of increasing concerns about China's land reclamation in the South China Sea, going back to at least May, the United States decision to conduct

Photo: US Navy/Flickr

Sea change

Wave of rhetoric on South China Sea sets a dangerous tone, writes Greg Raymond

Source: Canberra Times

Wave of rhetoric on South China Sea sets dangerous tone

As China island-hops its way across the South China Sea, should Australia be concerned about Beijing’s land reclamation activities?

Source: AAP/EAF

What’s displacing Air Sea Battle in US military planning?

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

Source: The Straits Times

Life after the Bangkok blast

The slaughter of innocent people in Bangkok last week was a shocking event. But its immediate political and social implications are probably limited.

Source: AAP/EAF

Subplots in Thailand’s submarine setback

In June 2015, several announcements suggested that Thailand would acquire three Chinese submarines for 36 billion baht (US$1.03billion).

Source: AAP

Australia needs a diplomatic sea change in the South China Sea

Despite its calls for ‘more Jakarta and less Geneva’, the Abbott government appears to have fallen into a passive approach to multilateral diplomacy.

Thai–Cambodia relations one year after the ICJ judgement

The Thai–Cambodia dispute over the Preah Vihear temple (called Phra Viharn in Thailand) is one of the worst intra-ASEAN conflicts on record.

Source: Flickr user null0

Is Thailand arming civilians in the south? Not quite

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

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