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Amphibious Operations and the Evolution of Australian Defense Policy

16 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Are amphibious operations set to play an increasingly important role in Australia’s self-defense? Peter Dean thinks so. As he sees it, the inexorable rise of the ‘Asian Century’ and the United States’ pivot toward the Asia-Pacific region will make such operations a necessity rather than a luxury. More on «Amphibious Operations and the Evolution of Australian Defense Policy»


Map of Russia, courtesy of  Christopher Schmidt
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Russia: a Euro-Pacific Power?

16 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Margarete Klein is convinced that Russia has rejuvenated its political, economic and military status in East Asia since the mid-2000s. Yet, in the absence of a coherent strategy for the region and closer ties with Washington and Tokyo, the prospects of Moscow regaining its great power standing in the area remain slim. More on «Russia: a Euro-Pacific Power?»


Migrants in Lampedusa, courtesyof Noborder Network
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Mare Europaeum? Tackling Mediterranean Migration

15 Sep 2014 Security Watch

What’s missing in the EU’s latest attempt to stymie migration across the Mediterranean region? Hugo Brady thinks Brussels needs to adopt a more robust diplomatic approach towards the frontline states that are trying to manage a human tide. More on «Mare Europaeum? Tackling Mediterranean Migration»