By Hayley Channer and Sam Bashfield on 28 July 2021
Indo-Pacific | International Relations
Indian Ocean island controversies and Australia-Indonesia relations
On 15 Minutes in Canberra, Hayley Channer interviews Sam Bashfield
. Sam works for ANU’s National Security College and is a PhD candidate. His research focuses on Indian Ocean security issues, with a focus on the past, present and future of the Chagos Archipelago – which includes the island of Diego Garcia, a key strategic outpost of the UK and US.
Sam has also lived and worked in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, interning with the Jakarta Globe newspaper. Listen to this episode to receive a crash-course in the sovereignty dispute embroiling Diego Garcia and other Indian Ocean islands as well as hear Sam’s insights on Indonesian society and Indonesia-Australia relations. You can also find out more about Sam through his Twitter profile.
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