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Sam Bateman. Defence White Paper and the China threat.

Australia’s flawed position on the South China Sea Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper says a lot about the South China Sea, both directly and indirectly. It expresses concern about land reclamation and construction activities by claimants in the sea and … Continue reading

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Hugh White, Australia’s Defence White Paper and the China threat- a hidebound view of Asia’s future’

Any defence policy is ultimately based on a view of the international system and how it is expected to evolve over coming decades. These are the judgments that most fundamentally influence the nature and scale of armed conflict that a … Continue reading

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Merriden Varrall. The Chinese elephant in Australia–Japan relations

Earlier this month, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited Tokyo, where she outlined an increasing emphasis on security cooperation between Japan and Australia. The next day she was in Beijing, where she reportedly received a frosty reception. The two are not … Continue reading

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