Australia’s Southeast Asian step down

Australia’s Pacific Step-Up strategy is considered the country’s highest foreign policy priority. The core component of Australia’s doctrine has been to prevent unaligned powers from gaining significant influence in the South Pacific.

Leadership in crisis

Now that the government has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national disaster, immediate measures are imperative to protect the whole population of this country from the contagious disease.

The Indo-Pacific Linus blanket

The Quad aims to tie the four corners of the Indo-Pacific together in high level security dialogue among the four ‘like-minded’ democracies — Australia, Japan, India and the United States (notably absent Indonesia).

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