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Diego Garcia: India’s conundrum

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By Abhijit Singh The tug-of-war between the United Kingdom and Mauritius over Chagos archipelago – and the US military base on Diego Garcia – is...

US-Philippines: cooler heads prevail over time

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By Malcolm Cook* In January, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines threatened to terminate the 1998 Philippine–US Visiting Forces Agreement—a treaty-level pact that provides the...

Australia must take Manus threat seriously

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By Jeffrey Wall* The Australian government must take very seriously the threat to the Manus Island joint naval base project outlined recently by a senior...

Australia and India join forces in flex at China

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China has drawn Australia into its security tensions with India after New Delhi and Canberra signed a defense accord that could see their two...

US flexes naval strength in Indo-Pacific

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For the first time in nearly three years, three American aircraft carriers are patrolling the Indo-Pacific waters, a massive show of naval force in...

Sino-Japan tensions rise over Senkaku/Diaoyu

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By William Choong* When I was a news hack in 2012, I had the good fortune of interviewing Fumio Kishida, Japan’s foreign minister. He was...

Prospects for close India-Australia ties

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By Biren Nandra China’s rise and assertive behaviour has been a source of concern to both India and Australia. While India prioritises its territorial disputes...

Federal Govt should rein in states over foreign policy

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By Andrew Carr* While there is a diversity of views on Victoria’s Belt and Road Initiative agreement with Beijing, there seems to be universal agreement...

Indian solution to Australian reliance on China

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By Adil Cader* In the wake of COVID-19, there has been much talk about Australia’s economic reliance on China and the vulnerability this creates. In...

Diego Garcia sovereignty fight

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Diego Garcia is the United States’ major geostrategic and logistics support base in the Indian Ocean. Sovereignty...