Environmental security in the eastern Indian Ocean, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: a risk mapping approach

This report arises from an Australia–France–India strategic dialogue held in New Delhi in January 2018. It builds on a French proposal introduced at that meeting. Australian researchers performed the risk mapping for the eastern Indian Ocean. French researchers will produce a risk assessment for the...

Annual climate statement 2018

This annual Bureau of Meteorology report shows that 2018 was Australia's third-warmest year on record, characterised by protracted drought and persistent warmth.
Policy report

The normalisation of Japanese policy in the Indian Ocean region

This research paper argues that Japan’s political and military normalisation under the stewardship of Prime Minister Abe is well and truly underway. The country has taken a proactive approach to the Indian Ocean region, as is evident from its various regional endeavours.

Indonesian foreign policy: blind spots, stress points and potential pitfalls

Indonesia has been ignoring its leadership role in ASEAN, even though that organisation has the potential to be a valuable tool for extending Indonesian influence.

India's Act East policy

India's Act East policy reinforces regional integration, security and prosperity, but it isn't sufficient to address the emerging security challenges in the region.

India’s primacy in the Indian Ocean region: possibility or misplaced priority?

India, Australia and the United States can play an important role by co-operating more closely in maintaining a rules-based order in the Indian Ocean Region.
Discussion paper

The United States and the Indian Ocean region: a case of growing interests

The littoral of the Indian Ocean, the world’s third-largest, consists of forty-seven countries. The ocean, which covers around twenty per cent of the globe’s surface, also contains several geo-strategically important island groups. It is accessed by nine routes (passages), including five key sea lines of...
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Indian Ocean dialogue 2015: the Perth consensus

The second Indian Ocean dialogue was held in Perth, Australia on 5-7 September 2015. The dialogue plays an important role in bringing together representatives of strategic and foreign policy communities and civil society to discuss maritime-related issues as part of the emergence of a vibrant...