Australia

Jakarta bid queried

Indonesia's Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has urged Australia to rebuke Pacific states, in particular Solomon Islands, for raising Papua in global fora.

Jakarta pressures Julie Bishop on Papua

Indonesia has asked Australia to caution its Pacific Island neighbours against interfering in the West Papua issue and to urge them to withdraw support for West Papuan membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, warning that the issue could pose a “stumbling block” to closer ­bilateral ties.

Australia and Indonesia consider joint patrols in South China Sea

Indonesia’s defence minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has raised the prospect of joint patrols during an annual meeting last week with Ms Bishop and Marise Payne, Australia’s defence minister. It comes as Mr Widodo prepares to address Australia’s parliament next week on his first state visit to the country.

Politics and statecraft shape future of Australia-Singapore ties

Ties between Australia and Singapore are founded on a firm bedrock of convergent strategic interests, based on Australia's assessment of threats through and from the South-east Asian archipelago.

ASEAN India Australia: Towards Closer Engagement in a New Asia

William T. Tow and Chin Kin Wah, eds, ASEAN India Australia: Towards Closer Engagement in a New Asia, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009.

China's Pragmatic Security Policy: The Middle-Power Factor

Published in The China Journal, 65, 2011: 157-78.

Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region

William T. Tow and Rikki Kersten, eds, Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Australia's China choice?

Professor Hugh White speaks about Australia's relationships with China and the US.

Ideas for Australia: Sold short – Australia’s aid cuts have foreign policy consequences

Given the government’s framing of Australia’s aid program as an investment, it is fair to evaluate its aid spending decisions on those terms.

Australian Aid after the ‘Golden Consensus’: From Aid Policy to Development Policy?

Published in Australian Journal of International Affairs, 11 September 2016, pp. 1-16.

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