A French perspective on Australia’s role in the Indian Ocean

Author name: 
Frédéric Grare
Publisher: 
The Interpreter
Year: 
2020
Month: 
April
Abstract: 

Looking towards a post–Covid-19 world, France views Australia as a key strategic partner in the region.

By Frédéric Grare

Every government is struggling with the Covid-19 crisis, with one eye to the post-coronavirus world. In this context, it may be worth looking at the French perception of Australia and their prospects, and need, for enhanced cooperation after the crisis. France increasingly sees Australia as a key strategic partner in the Indian Ocean.

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 eighth of a series of publications, Frédéric Grare illuminates the convergence of Australia and France’s Indian Ocean interests.

This publication originally appeared in The Interpreter.

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