Geopolitics

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...

The ‘Bone’ is back on Guam

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By Dave Makichuk Reading some media reports, one would have surmised the US military ran away from its warfighting...

Vietnam rejects China’s fishing ban

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Vietnam has rejected China's ban on summer fishing in disputed areas of the South China Sea, and has encouraged its fishermen to...

US and UK ships to Barents Sea

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Four U.S. Navy ships and a U.K. Royal Navy ship sailed into frigid Arctic waters of the Barents Sea...

The challenge of maritime domain awareness

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By Jay Benson* To effectively govern the maritime space, states need an accurate picture...