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Peter Chalk


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Research report

28 Feb 2017

Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse regions on the planet, and its geopolitical importance is on the rise. While individual states in this part of the world have been strategically significant in the past, Southeast Asia now finds itself thrust into the limelight of international affairs...

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09 Jun 2016

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Early in his administration, President Barack Obama announced the ‘Asia rebalance’, a US reorientation that became official policy in January 2012. This so-called ‘pivot’ explicitly recognises the need for America to re-embrace partner nations in Asia, leveraging...

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15 Dec 2015

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Although the prime focus of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been on establishing a state—a caliphate—in the Middle East, it has also sought to gain a presence beyond that area. Southeast Asia is one region that’s now receiving increased attention...

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16 Mar 2015

Overview: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has declared its intent to establish a fully integrated community by the end of 2015. The aim is to institutionalise a regional bloc built on three pillars:

  • the ASEAN Economic Community
  • the ASEAN
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19 Jun 2014

The paper considers how the United States could assist military modernisation in the Philippines while avoiding force postures that could provoke China.

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The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) is engaged in a concerted effort to modernise...

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16 Jun 2014

This paper finds that for Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, reactive types of  counter-terrorism interventions, such as arrests, indictments, imprisonments, assassinations and other operational activities show the strongest association with the rate of terrorism incidents over time....

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29 Sep 2008

The regional terrorist threat remains high on the list of Australia's national security priorities. It is time to take stock of the regional security environment and to ask how the Southeast Asian terrorist threat might evolve in the future. This report, authored by Peter Chalk and Carl Ungerer...

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