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ANZUS and Australia’s region
When the ANZUS Treaty was signed 70 years ago, the purpose was to keep the 'US in, Japan down and China out', writes the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's Graeme Dobell, in the first of a series of articles on the alliance starting today. Changing power dynamics have changed ANZUS's purpose in the region, but not the central role it plays in Australian security thinking.
Prospects and pitfalls for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue: A view from India
The Quad is a strategic grouping comprised of the United States, Australia, Japan, and India. Vice-Admiral Pradeep Chauhan and Dr Greta Nabbs-Keller discuss the Quad’s strategic and foreign policy significance to India, and how it can best maximise its contribution to regional stability.
The budget wars: Indonesia’s biggest military challenge
The sinking of an Indonesian submarine in April was a stark reminder of the poor state of much of the country’s military hardware. Yohanes Sulaiman and Donald Greenlees argue presidential aspirant and defence minister Subianto faces one of his toughest tests in dragging the Indonesian military into the 21st century.
More at stake over Darwin Port than the Landbridge lease
The Federal Government has ordered a review of Chinese company Landbridge’s 99-year lease over the Port of Darwin. But Ross Muir argues ownership is not the only issue – Darwin will soon need a new and larger seaport to meet future trade and security challenges in Asia.
Amid concerns over China’s rise, European countries are turning their gaze to Asia. Former diplomat John McCarthy says regional players like Japan and Australia must work with the Europeans to ensure the new Biden Administration gives more policy weight to the region, and especially Southeast Asia.