OPINION | Halfway, right: Australia’s approach to the Indian Ocean

Ships of the Indian, Indonesian, and Royal Australian Navies during manoeuvres in the Indian Ocean, September 21, 2023

The waters of the Indian Ocean lap on the shores of Western Australia all the way across to Africa. But how far Australia’s defence and foreign policy interests extend into this vast watery expanse is a live debate. The “Indo-Pacific”, at least as Australia conceives this area, drives a...


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