Australia

The ostrich sticks its head in the sand and thinks itself safe

Australia is entering the most challenging security environment since the end of World War II.

Three ARC grant successes for Bell School

Congrats to Cecila Jacob, Evelyn Goh and Stephan Fruehling on winning ARC grants.

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands: Ambiguous Allies?

In this Centre of Gravity paper, Dr Joanne Wallis, Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, and Dr Anna Powles, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies in th

Is the time right for Australia and Japan to become formal allies?

Should Australia and Japan sign a defence treaty to challenge China’s military rise? Luke Courtois argues that such a move would send a very poor signal to China, destabilising an already tense Asia-Pacific region.

Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne … hamstrung at the PIF summit in Nauru this week by Australia’s hypocritical policies. Image: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Time for an Indo-Australis?

The Indo-Pacific is slowly replacing the Asia-Pacific as the dominant security and economic concept in our region. Natalie Sambhi writes that the complex challenges of this vast region should be approached bit by bit, and Australia, India and Indonesia could start by strengthening trilateral cooperation in the region’s southwest sector, the “Indo-Australis”.

Don’t Panic: Australia without America

Envisioning Australia in Asia without America may be a controversial thesis to some, but for Hugh White in his latest Quarterly Essay, it is common-sense.

Access Denied: Defending Australia from the north

Access Denied: Defending Australia from the North

ASEAN and Australia beyond 50

Australia, as ASEAN’s longest-standing partner, should support its multilateralism, look for opportunities to deepen the relationship, and show area-specific leadership in Southeast Asia, Huong Le Thu writes.

Integrated Asia: Australia’s Dangerous New Strategic Geography

Globalization and major power rivalry are creating a China-centric integrated Asian strategic system, drawing together the once-discrete theatres of Northeast, Southeast, South and Central Asia.

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