Tag Archives: Freedom of navigation

JAMES O’NEILL. Dangerous delusions in Australian foreign policy.

 Our media just does not get it. It is not disputed that there are significant US military bases in Japan (Okinawa), the Philippines, Guam, South Korea, Afghanistan and Australia, among other places. … Strategic planners are unable to point to … Continue reading

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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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Walter Hamilton. The Great Wall in the South China Sea

As Australians enter the end-of-year ‘doze zone’ they would do well to take time to watch a report, available online, prepared by the BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, which lifts the curtain on China’s bid to permanently militarise the South China Sea. … Continue reading

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Sam Bateman. US muddle in South China Sea.

Strong calls continue to be made in Washington for the US Navy to increase its freedom of navigation (FON) activities in the South China Sea. This is despite apparent differences of view between the Pentagon and the White House about … Continue reading

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