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Upon fulfilling the requirements of this subject, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Understand the key security challenges and drivers of insecurity in the contemporary Indo-Pacific region.
  2. Identify key actors in the Indo-Pacific region, and understand their interests and strategies.
  3.  Identify and explain potential flash points for regional conflict and insecurity.
  4.  Explain the role of regional states and intergovernmental organisations in maintaining Indo-Pacific security.
  5. Describe Australia's position and its security concerns in relation to the Indo-Pacific region.
  6. contrast Australian regional security interests with the interests of other Indo-Pacific states.
  • Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (10%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (15%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assessment 3 (10%)
  • Assignment 4 - Assignment (20%)
  • Assignment 5 - Assessment 4 (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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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- 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.

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