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Post-Brexit fishing stand-off in Jersey

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Vessels from Britain's Royal Navy and French police boats patrolled Thursday near the English Channel island of Jersey, where French fishermen angry about losing...

Australia’s Pacific step-up should aim higher

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By Michael Shoebridge* In November 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his version of Australia’s ‘Pacific step-up’, which was about taking ‘our engagement to a...

Time to end China’s Darwin lease

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By Peter Jennings* Defence Minister Peter Dutton has asked his department ‘to come back with some advice’ about the future of the 99-year lease by...

Taiwan’s new coast guard flagship

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Taiwan commissioned into service a new coast guard flagship on Thursday to help counter China’s “grey zone” war tactics against the island, Reuters reports. Taiwan’s...

Submarine loss: more co-operation needed

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Time tragically ran out for the crew of Indonesia’s submarine KRI Nanggala-402. When the Indonesian Navy lost contact with the boat conducting a torpedo...

China’s actions not Australian words are the problem

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By Michael Shoebridge* There’s a greater likelihood of major conflict in the Indo-Pacific region now than at any time since the end of the Vietnam...

Little bit of panic in China’s rhetoric on Australia

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By Peter Jennings* After another tumultuous week in the Australia–China relationship, four conclusions are becoming increasingly clear. First, we are going to be on this...

Lessons from Afghanistan

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By Ian Dudgeon* The announcement of the withdrawal all US, NATO and other allied (including Australian) forces from Afghanistan by 11 September this year represents...

US exercises FONOP in Indian zone

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By Sarosh Bana* In a move that has deeply embarrassed the Indian government, a guided missile destroyer from the US 7th Fleet transgressed into India’s exclusive...

Philippines’ new tougher stand on China

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By Criselda Yabes* The Manila government raised strong protests when Chinese vessels were seen anchored in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea....