The Indo-Pacific region has witnessed a huge surge in economic interaction, demographics and transnational security in recent years.
The 2016 Australian Defence White Paper affirms that this is Australia’s region however, this is a vast maritime zone engaging the interests of various nations. These include India, Japan, China, the United States in addition to Indonesia, Australia and other stakeholders from different regions. The Indo-Pacific sea lanes are on their way to becoming the world’s principal highways for energy and commerce.
The National Security College, a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Government and Australian National University, has presented a new research publication titled ‘Indo-Pacific Maritime Security: Challenges and Cooperation.’ The publication comprises of an edited collection of papers that focuses on the Indo-Pacific concept, maritime tensions, the emerging role of India, Japan acting as a potential security partner and further partnerships with different countries.
The full publication can be found here (1.09MB).
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This paper can be cited as: David Brewster, Indo-Pacific Maritime Security: Challenges and Cooperation, July 2016, Australian National University