... factors driving the Indo-Pacific strategy forward are clearly stronger than the constraints
After the U.S. has put forward its Asia-Pacific strategy in 2017, many commentators believed that the concept was artificial and lacking in political foundation,... ... stronger than the constraints.
Prospects for the Squad-based Indo-Pacific
The political will of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia to foster the Indo-Pacific cooperation is increasing rather than weakening, which is the most important basis for further ...
... the concept of Indo-Pacific, which seriously included the state in the political discourse of the Asia-Pacific region for the coming years.
The role of Australia in the region is attractive for ASEAN countries, which, with the active participation of Australia in the Asia-Pacific region policy, receive an additional regional-average player, interacting with whom can diversify their political dependence on China. In 2018, the ASEAN-Australia Summit was
in Australia, at which proposals were put forward to increase ...
On September 26, 2019 an expert discussion among Russian and Australian experts on strategic issues in the Asia Pacific was held. Ksenia Kuzmina, Program Manager at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), took part in the meeting.
On September 26, 2019 an expert discussion among Russian and Australian ...
... 25, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Graeme Meehan, Australian Ambassador to Russia, and Jill Collins, Minister Counselor of the Embassy.
The meeting focused on the topical issues of security and development in the Asia-Pacific, the state and possible prospects of Russia-Australia cooperation. Australian diplomats had a briefing about the ongoing RIAC projects with participation of partner organizations from the Asia-Pacific.
Interview with Peter Tesch, Ambassador of Australia to the Russian Federation
What are the features of Australia’s approach to the conception of Indo-Pacific? What perspectives does Australia see for the Quad? Is China mainly a partner or a competitor to Australia? What place should Russia ...
... joint military base would be set up on the now infamous Manus Island In PNG, to confront the presumed adversary to the north, China.
Russia and Multilateral Diplomacy in East Asia
APEC has a long and creditable history. It was a mainly Australian vision, under Hawke and Keating, to develop an Asia-Pacific regional cooperative grouping that would not go the way of that discredited and now moribund Cold War relic, SEATO. The focus would be on economic cooperation under a free market framework, but not aggressively so. APEC would be open to all....
... on the part of the regional community.
None of this means, however, that the numerous dialogue mechanisms that exist in the Asia-Pacific region are purely imitative and decorative in nature. They perform an important function – namely, socialization ... ... alternative formats will likely revolve around all sorts of ‘Indo-Pacific’ initiatives and platforms. The revived U.S.–Japan–Australia–India quadrilateral dialogue - no doubt aimed at new and better containment of China - will also extend its cooperation ...
On September 14, 2016 RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov met with Australian Ambassador to Russia Peter Tesch and Head of the Political Section of the Embassy Ted Burgell.
The participants of the meeting discussed bilateral Russian-Australian relations, security issues in the Asia-Pacific, and prospects for cooperation between the two countries in solving problems of global governance (ensuring global food supply security, above all).
... region is the East and South China Seas, the two countries are essential as the strategic rearguards of security and thus prosperity in Asia.
For Australian foreign policy, there is even a clearer interest in Russia. As the Cold War drew to a close, the Asia-Pacific has essentially become a region of U.S. maritime dominance — a situation Australia was totally comfortable with, given the elaborate security alignment the United States and Australia have. But then China started to rise and demonstrate more and more assertiveness, aspiring to take its place in the Asian maritime balance of ...
... including the global spread of Islamic terrorism and rising tensions in intergovernmental relationships that are defining the structure of its military forces.
Asia Arming Itself: Military and Technical
Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region
The Australian military underlines its unalterable alliance with the United States which is meant to defend the country on the international level, while Canberra will concentrate on the protection of sea lanes and cyberspace, as well as the fight against ...