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Moon’s visit is no coup for the China hawks
Securing a state visit from outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in is a nice diplomatic win for Australia. But Lauren Richardson writes Canberra should not read too much strategic significance into it – Moon has a different set of foreign policy priorities to his hosts.
The strategic opportunity of AUKUS
The AUKUS nuclear submarines deal might have stirred regional controversy. But former Japanese ambassador Sumio Kusaka argues it will drive efforts to strike a strategic balance in the Indo-Pacific by ensuring the US commits to playing a central and a long-term role in regional affairs.
Revisiting Indonesian counterterrorism strategies: success and challenges
The absence of major terrorist attacks in Indonesia is welcome evidence that counterterrorism strategies have been working. But Sylvia Laksmi argues the country needs to play a patient, long-term game that ensures as much weight is put on ‘soft’ preventative measures as hard law enforcement if it is to win the struggle against terrorism.
There’s no Anglo v Asia in AUKUS
Engagement with Asia is a tradition going back to Alfred Deakin. AUKUS is a good reason to double down on relationships in the region again, write Sid Myer and Anthony Milner.
Australia is again snuggling up to powerful friends
The new AUKUS pact symbolises a nuclear-powered move away from being a country with the self-respect of true independence, writes John McCarthy.