FONOPs send a message — but they don’t speak for themselves Making the case for rules can dispel a common misunderstanding that promoting freedom on the seas is about power. This article by Kim Heriot-Darragh first appeared in The Interpreter, published by the Lowy Institute on Wednesday 24 April 2024. Image: Bill Chizek via Shutterstock […]

Exploring Quad+ cooperation By Dr Pia Dannhauer The Quad is a diplomatic network of four countries – Australia, India, Japan, and the United States – committed to supporting an open, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific. The Quad mechanism is not a formal alliance. Nonetheless, it allows its members to shape their strategic environment – and to […]

Biography Deputy Assistant Secretary Dr. Jung H. Pak is responsible within the US State Department for overseeing relations with Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. She also serves as the US Senior Official for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Prior to arriving at State, she was a senior fellow at the Brookings […]

Australia’s defence: shifting frames from land to the sea By Kim Heriot-Darragh This article was written by Perth USAsia Centre Research and Program Fellow Kim Heriot-Darragh. Ten years ago, Australia’s prevailing view of its defence force was Army-centric: we thought mainly of soldiers fulfilling unconventional roles in Timor-Leste, Afghanistan and Iraq. Our Navy and Air […]

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