Australia’s foreign policy White Paper: What does it say, and what does it mean?

2017 Foreign Policy White Paper

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Australia’s foreign policy White Paper: What does it say, and what does it mean?

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After a long wait, the Federal Government has finally unveiled its foreign policy White Paper.

It’s a big deal. The White Paper is meant to transcend party loyalties and shape Australia’s approach to the world for more than a decade. Tiếp tục đọc “Australia’s foreign policy White Paper: What does it say, and what does it mean?”

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China’s Maritime Silk Road: Strategic and Economic Implications for the Indo-Pacific Region

CSIS April 2, 2018

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China unveiled the concept for the Twenty-First Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) in 2013 as a development strategy to boost infrastructure connectivity throughout Southeast Asia, Oceania, the Indian Ocean, and East Africa. The MSR is the maritime complement to the Silk Road Economic Belt, which focuses on infrastructure development across Central Asia. Together these initiatives form the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative designed to enhance China’s influence across Asia. Tiếp tục đọc “China’s Maritime Silk Road: Strategic and Economic Implications for the Indo-Pacific Region”

Trump’s new Cold War alliance in Asia is dangerous

Washington Post

November 14

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pose after signing hats reading “Donald and Shinzo make alliance even greater.” Kawagoe, Japan, Nov. 5. (Franck Robichon/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Gurpreet S. Khurana, who first used the term “Indo-Pacific” a decade ago, is a maritime strategist and executive director of the National Maritime Foundation in New Delhi.

NEW DELHI — On his recent tour of Asia, U.S. President Donald Trump offered the world a first glance into his formative geopolitical strategy. Both in Vietnam at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and at his earlier meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan, he spoke of the “Indo-Pacific” instead of the “Asia-Pacific,” the term used most often by previous American administrations. Tiếp tục đọc “Trump’s new Cold War alliance in Asia is dangerous”