Dennis Rumley

Briefing paper

Indo-Pacific as a strategic space

Key Points: When examining security issues in the Indian Ocean region, we need to embrace a “New Indo-Pacific” concept — that is, a view of the region as including China, rather than merely the Indian Ocean and its littoral states. The Indian Ocean Rim Association...

The Indian Ocean region: security, stability and sustainability in the 21st century

This report calls for an inclusive approach to a region which is now home to the world’s most important and sensitive trade routes. Approaches that seek to exclude China are unlikely to guarantee long-term regional stability, according to the report, commissioned by the Australia India...

‘Securing’ the Indian Ocean? Competing regional security constructions

In recent years, the regional security debate and responses in Australia have primarily reflected three competing security constructions of the Indian Ocean Region. The first is an allembracing concept of an Indian Ocean Region comprising up to 51 states at its largest scale to 19...