Defusing the tension

Better links could help tackle other maritime issues.

Closer naval links ‘can tackle South China Sea tensions’

Strengthening Australia’s maritime cooperation with Indonesia would help both countries counter China’s militarisation of the South China Sea, a leading think tank report has urged.

The document – ‘Reinforcing Indonesia-Australia defence relations: The case for maritime recalibration’ – by the Lowy Institute’s Evan A Laksmana – argues stronger naval links should be a “strategic necessity” for defence planners in Canberra.

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