Aerial shot of South China Sea. Image from Flickr, courtesy of stratman2.

Aerial shot of South China Sea. Image from Flickr, courtesy of stratman2.

Five ways Australian politicians could do some good on the South China Sea

21 January 2016

Shadow Defence Minister Senator Conroy should be applauded for entering the debate on Australia's South China Sea policy. His instincts that Australia should do more to support a rules-based global order that is coming under stress are correct. In a more multipolar and contested strategic environment, it is important that we seek to strengthen a system where 'right means might' and where norms against the opposite principle, 'might means right', are well established.

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