ASPI – “‘Forward Defence” in Depth for Australia’: Part 2

Part 2 of a 3-part discussion by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (as previously reported on by APCML here).

‘Forward defence in depth’ for Australia (part 2)

In part 2, it is suggested that “forward defence in depth” means developing and enhancing existing cooperation with Southeast Asian and South Pacific partner states. The author, Dr Malcolm Davis, argues that:

The overriding objective should be to improve Australia’s ability to make effective military contributions to ensure the security and stability of maritime Southeast Asia and the South Pacific in the face of challenges like climate change, and provide alternatives to greater debt and dependency on Beijing.