Australian defence policy sits at a crossroads. For over seventy years the ‘Lucky
Country’s’ strategic position had been anchored by the US-led international order
At the centre of the vital Asia–Pacific region, Thailand is important. But, despite its large population and powerful military forces performing significant roles in state and society, Thailand has little military power.
Why is this?
Australia’s preoccupation with the US-China dynamic in recent years is unsurprising — given its historic relationship with America and the size of economic engagement with China.
Using a historical institutionalist approach, this article addresses the
future of Southeast Asia’s naval forces. Much analysis on this subject
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