In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Rory Medcalf, Director of the International Security Program, writes that the 2013 Australian Defence White Paper takes a more balanced and defensive approach towards China than its diplomatic packaging would suggest.
On 29 April 2013, Shadow Defence Minister Senator David Johnston gave a lecture to the Lowy Institute on the Coalition's defence policy in the lead-up to the release of the 2013 Defence White Paper. The text of Senator Johnston's speech is included below.
In this article on The Diplomat's Flashpoints blog, Rory Medcalf looks at the implications of the Philippines' legal challenge to China on the South China Sea under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Rory Medcalf and Raja Mohan set out a policy agenda for closer security and political links between Australia and India, building on the conclusions of the 2012 Australia-India Roundtable which they co-chaired.