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Maritime Security Issues in an Arc of Instability and Opportunity

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Abstract


  • The Pacific Arc of islands and archipelagos to the north and east of Australia has been

    characterised both as an ‗arc of instability‘ and as an ‗arc of opportunity‘. It is the region from or

    through which a threat to Australia could most easily be posed, as well as an area providing

    opportunities for Australia to work on common interests with the ultimate objective of a more

    secure and stable region. Maritime issues are prominent among these common interests. This

    article identifies these issues and their relevance to Australia‘s maritime strategy. It suggests

    measures Australia might take to exploit the opportunities these interests provide.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Bateman, S. & Hanich, Q. (2013). Maritime Security Issues in an Arc of Instability and Opportunity. Security Challenges, 9 (4), 87-105.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4271&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3256

Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 87

End Page


  • 105

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The Pacific Arc of islands and archipelagos to the north and east of Australia has been

    characterised both as an ‗arc of instability‘ and as an ‗arc of opportunity‘. It is the region from or

    through which a threat to Australia could most easily be posed, as well as an area providing

    opportunities for Australia to work on common interests with the ultimate objective of a more

    secure and stable region. Maritime issues are prominent among these common interests. This

    article identifies these issues and their relevance to Australia‘s maritime strategy. It suggests

    measures Australia might take to exploit the opportunities these interests provide.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Bateman, S. & Hanich, Q. (2013). Maritime Security Issues in an Arc of Instability and Opportunity. Security Challenges, 9 (4), 87-105.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4271&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3256

Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 87

End Page


  • 105

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia