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Institute for Regional Security

Report

The importance of international law in the resolution of maritime disputes in the South China Sea

The paper explains Australia’s interests in the South China Sea, and examines the 2016 arbitral ruling alongside Australia’s, China’s and the Philippines’ responses.
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The importance of international law in the resolution of maritime disputes in the South China Sea

This paper discusses Australia’s position on the 2016 arbitral ruling in the South China Sea Arbitration (The Republic of the Philippines v The People’s Republic of China). Australia’s Foreign Minister has stated that this was an important test-case for how the East Asian region can...
Commentary

Speech by Defence Minister the Hon. Marise Payne to ANU: Women and National Security Conference

This speech by Defence Minister the Hon. Marise Payne to ANU was held at the Women and National Security Conference and discusses 'women, peace and security'. The speech covers the following topics: 1. Participation of women at all levels of decision-making, in peace operations and...
Report

Building a resilient cyber security eco-system: national and regional considerations

Overview The global economy is a complex cyber ecosystem. The movement of goods and services across cities, nations and the world assumes secure and assured access to the internet. Many processes are becoming automated and all manner of devices are being connected to the internet...
Journal article

The South Pacific in the 2016 Defence white paper: anxiety, ambivalence and ambiguity

The author discusses anxieties about the stability and fragility of South Pacific states, yet by specifying that all three of the key Strategic Defence Objectives mentioned in The 2016 Defence White Paper are “equally-weighted”, it elevates other regions to the same level of strategic import.