It’s easy to imagine a distracted United States could leave Australia even more reliant on regional security partners, including India.
Covid-19 will no doubt have many long-term consequences for our region that we can now only begin to imagine. One consequence that is easy to imagine in the face of a distracted and internally focused United States will be Australia’s greater reliance on regional security partners, such as Japan and India. This includes an ever-greater stake in the effectiveness of the Indian military, and especially its Navy.
The National Security College, with the support of the Department of Defence, is leading a two-year research project on operationalising Australia’s Indo-Pacific strategy in the Indian Ocean. In the seventh of a series of publications, Dr David Brewster illuminates what India’s military reorganisation could mean for Australia.
This publication originally appeared in The Interpreter.