Sea Control 69 – South Pacific

seacontrol2Heard of Guadalcanal? Check. But what about the rest of the South Pacific? Between 1999 and 2012, Australia committed troops to multiple peacekeeping and stabilisation missions in Timor Leste, the Solomon Islands and Bougainville. In this podcast, get to know the neighbours–Australia’s neighbours. Listen to Natalie Sambhi interview ASPI analyst and resident silver fox, Dr Karl Claxton, on why the South Pacific matters, its political and economic development, and its key players (Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga and New Caledonia). They discuss Australia’s and New Zealand’s respective roles in supporting maritime security and why the US should take more notice of the South Pacific as part of the rebalance.

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Produced by: Matthew Hipple
Hosted by: Natalie Sambhi

Audio Editing By: Dmitry F.

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