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Access Denied: Defending Australia from the north

Access Denied: Defending Australia from the North

Integrated Asia: Australia’s Dangerous New Strategic Geography

Globalization and major power rivalry are creating a China-centric integrated Asian strategic system, drawing together the once-discrete theatres of Northeast, Southeast, South and Central Asia.

Thai Military Power

At the centre of the vital Asia–Pacific region, Thailand is important. But, despite its large population and powerful military forces performing significant roles in state and society, Thailand has little military power.

Why is this?

US–Vietnam relations under President Trump

Under the Obama administration, the US–Vietnam relationship experienced a significant improvement, in particular in terms of security cooperation.

Subplots in Thailand’s submarine setback

n June 2015, several announcements suggested that Thailand would acquire three Chinese submarines for 36 billion baht (US$1.03billion). But by mid-July, Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon stated that the proposal would be deferred and subject to further review.

11th CSCAP General Conference

14 Dec 2017

The 11th CSCAP General Conference will be held in on 14 and 15 December 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The theme of the conference will be: Towards a peaceful transformation of regional order in the Asia Pacific.

The General Conference will follow the 48th CSCAP Steering Committee Meeting to be held on 13 December.

Australia must be dexterous in its ties with Trump's America

Australia must deal now with an inexperienced American leadership inclined to reject expertise. Intelligence chiefs have been removed from the most important decision-making apparatus, the National Security Council, and replaced with ideologues. The potential for grave errors of judgment appears greater than in years.

Risk and imagination in the Trump era

Although the Australia-US alliance is a relationship of longstanding mutual benefit, Canberra now needs to take very seriously the possibility of its ally devising plans that are not well matched to the risks the nation now faces, Greg Raymond writes.

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