regional security

Reflections of a Frustrated Nuclear Disarmer - Dinner Keynote Address

"Working for nuclear disarmament, not just in North Korea but worldwide, may be just about the most important thing anyone concerned for the future of our common humanity could be doing."

Keynote Address by Frances Adamson, Secretary, DFAT at Australia-Korea Policy Roundtable

"When the policy roundtable was first mooted ... the North Korean question was, without doubt, one of the most significant foreign policy issues the world faced."

Korean Peninsula in Crisis: What can Australia do?

The Korean flashpoint stands at a potentially dangerous tipping point. The chances of conflict here are the greatest they have been since the Korean War of 1950-53, with respected experts putting them as high as 50 percent. Yet the recent Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea appears to have created a potential diplomatic opening in this deepening crisis.

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.

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.

Asian Strategic Partnerships: New Practices and Regional Security Governance

H. D. P. Envall and Ian Hall, ‘Asian Strategic Partnerships: New Practices and Regional Security Governance’, Asian Politics & Policy, 8(1) 2016: 87-105.

Asia Pacific: stability and strategic transformation?

The Asia Pacific continues to risk its most precious asset: the confident expectation that the region can preserve order and stability while managing a strategic transformation of historic proportions.

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