Australia’s Contentious Strategy in the South China Sea

by Orrie Johan

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 358

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: October 13, 2016
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Orrie Johan, researcher at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that “Australia does not have to choose between the U.S. and China. Turnbull seems to be following this approach by showing the U.S. that it supports American freedom of navigation operations and by showing China that Australia will not participate in any FONOPs itself.”

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