Allan Behm

Journal article

16 Nov 2016


‘The Pivot’, as formulated by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011, is likely to become the keystone of the Clinton administration’s strategic policy in the Asia-Pacific region. This commentary essay argues that ‘the Pivot’ was already out of date when it...


26 Aug 2016

The Philippines had a major, if unenforceable, win against China in the 12 July South China Sea Arbitration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. But the implications go beyond the bilateral dispute between China and the Philippines and it carries...

Research report

9 Dec 2015


Few strategic issues have galvanised public attention in Australia as the decision by the Northern Territory Government to lease key facilities in the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company, Landbridge. This Strategic Insights brings together items published on our blog The...

Research report

21 May 2015

Overview: The First Principles Review of Defence is arguably the most significant review of the defence establishment since the 1973 re-organisation led by Sir Arthur Tange. This Strategic Insights brings together a series of contributions to ASPI’s blog The Strategist written by ten experts...

Research report

16 Feb 2009

Allan Behm from the Canberra security consultancy firm Knowledge Pond writes that “the geophysical and ecological forces that are currently (re)shaping the physical environment add another layer of complexity to the political and economic forces that have hitherto determined the longer-term strategic prospects of Indonesia...

Research report

4 Dec 2008

Allan Behm of the Canberra group Knowledge Pond, writing after the Nautilus Institute workshop on Mapping Climate Change Complexity in Indonesia and Australia, notes that “for Australia's populous neighbour, Indonesia, the problems of climate change are real and mounting. And Australia has such fundamental security...

Research report

20 Jan 2007

An examination of trends concerning the dissolution of marriages and cohabiting relationships.The ways in which Australians form couple relationships have changed dramatically in the 20th century: marriage rates have fallen, those who marry do so at later ages, couples increasingly live together before marrying, and...


21 Apr 2006

Former senior defence department strategist Allan Behm urges the federal government to begin planning for a 'tectonic shift' in the power balance in Asia, which will see China's economic and military power rival and even surpass that of the US. Australia would need to place...

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