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Australia should support India in the Himalayas

If Canberra wants a “comprehensive strategic partnership” with New Delhi, some courageous steps are needed.


Diego Garcia: India’s conundrum

New Delhi declared unequivocal support for “all peoples striving for decolonisation”, only to keep conspicuously quiet.


India-Australia strategic partnership: Leveraging aerospace capacity

The two countries have an opportunity to pursue air-power cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, where stability is essential.


Mauritian sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago? Strategic implications for Diego Garcia from a UK-US perspective

This article examines the implications for the U.S. military base in Diego Garcia, located in the Chagos Archipelago, in the event that sovereignty of the...

Mauritius, Diego Garcia and the small matter of nukes

Mauritius can’t have sovereignty over the Chagos and US nuclear weapons housed on Diego Garcia. Or can it?


Islands of opportunity: Where India and Australia can work together

Joint access to Andaman and Nicobar islands and Cocos island offers a chance to extend patrols and strategic ties.


Diego Garcia: An American perspective

A bid by Mauritius to claim the Chagos Archipelago puts the future of the base in question. Does the US have an answer?


Covid contest in Indian Ocean region: India, China jostle for top spot

Beijing’s Belt and Road could get very expensive indeed, with cash New Delhi will find hard to match.


Back to the future: Keeping Australian air lines of communication open

Not for the first time Australia is cut off from the world. Government has an essential role in preserving a connection.


Why South Asia may come out of Covid-19 crisis better than many expect

A younger demographic and less social reliance on the state could see local nations seeking advantage amid the changes.



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