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Karl Claxton


No exit: next steps to help promote South Pacific peace and prosperity

This paper explores contemporary official and scholarly thinking on aid, development, conflict prevention and strategic shaping to try to identify promising avenues to promote regional growth and stability in a tight budget environment. Overview As Australia focuses on its global interests in a changing and...

Shared interests, enduring cooperation: the future of Australia–PNG police engagement

Overview: This Special Report presents both governments with options for PNG–Australian police engagement over the next decade. The authors set out the case for establishing an enduring strategic partnership that can deliver the sustainable progress that the fluctuating collaborations of the past decade have been...

A stitch in time: preserving peace on Bougainville

A decade after the successful peacekeeping mission, and a year and a half before the window opens for a referendum on Bougainville’s political status, the peace process is dangerously adrift. In this paper, Peter Jennings and Karl Claxton set out a plan to help deliver...

Securing the South Pacific: making the most of Australia's renewed regional focus

A decade after the invasion of Iraq, the 10-year-anniversary of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) later this month will mark an equally significant juncture in Australia’s strategic policy. The new Defence White Paper 2013 declares the ADF will be structured around just...