South China Sea

Asean’s response to Chinese militarisation in the South China Sea? Keep quiet and carry on

Huong Le Thu says the recent summit demonstrates yet again why sweeping contentious issues such as the South China Sea under the carpet will only doom the grouping to irrelevanc

Has ASEAN given up on tackling the South China Sea issue?

Huong Le Thu writes that the current consensus suggests that ASEAN given up on tackling the South China Sea issue.

President Trump and the Implications for the Australia-US Alliance and Australia's Role in Southeast Asia

William T. Tow, ‘President Trump and the Implications for the Australia-US Alliance and Australia’s Role in Southeast Asia’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 39(1) 2017: 50-57.

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.

Trump Pushes Australia Toward China

CANBERRA, Australia — The United States-Australia alliance faces a crucial test over how to deal with a powerful and increasingly assertive China. Under President Trump, it is already failing.

US 'sail through' will not deter China

President Barack Obama's decision to send a U.S. Navy ship through waters claimed by China, around an artificial island in the South China Sea, was presented as a warning that Washington will not allow Beijing to block freedom of navigation. Officials have suggested that the operation in late October might be the first in a series of similar maneuvers with the same objective. But such operations are unlikely to deter China or reassure America's friends in Asia

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.

China's South China Sea stance must be able to withstand the Singapore test

Singapore has neither the ability nor intention to hurt China. If China is willing to listen to its Asian neighbours and make adjustments, it will be the stronger for it.

Four corners: China rising

China Rising: The challenges for Australia as China and the US struggle for supremacy in Asia.

Balancing act: Experts warn we can’t stay out of China’s conflicts

Australia faces an increasing challenge as tensions escalate between China and the United States over the Asia-Pacific region.

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