Indian Ocean island controversies and Australia-Indonesia relationship
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.