Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific
Examine the core nations and issues concerning security in the Indo-Pacific Region. Frame Australia’s position as a middle power, predict potential flashpoints, and explain the role of states and intergovernmental agencies in maintaining security.
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- 24 Jul 2023
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the key security challenges and drivers of insecurity in the contemporary Indo-Pacific region.
- Identify key actors in the Indo-Pacific region, and understand their interests and strategies
- Identify and explain potential flash points for regional conflict and insecurity
- Explain the role of regional states and intergovernmental organisations in maintaining Indo-Pacific security
- Describe Australia's position and its security concerns in relation to the Indo-Pacific region
- Contrast Australian regional security interests with the interests of other Indo-Pacific states
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MAQ-PICX112-Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific (No longer available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT112, PICX112
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject exposes students to the key strategic trends in the Indo-Pacific region. It looks at the rise of China and India as emerging regional great powers, and the response by other major players, including the United States and Japan. It introduces students with the most pressing traditional and non-traditional security challenges facing the region today. It also provides students with the conceptual and empirical understanding of Australia's role, interests and instruments in regional security and stability. The subject also introduces students to the diverse non-traditional challenges influencing Indo-Pacific region. The subject concludes with an assessment of the sources and consequences of key regional actors that influence security and prosperity in the twenty-first century.
- Quizzes (30%)
- Country Brief (30%)
- Take home examination (40%)
Current study term: 23 Jul 23 to 05 Nov 23
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