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Ballistic Missiles In China's Anti-Taiwan Blockade Strategy, Christopher Rahman Jan 2015

Ballistic Missiles In China's Anti-Taiwan Blockade Strategy, Christopher Rahman

Chris Rahman

No abstract provided.


Australia And Maritime Security In The Northeast Indian Ocean, Chris Rahman Jan 2015

Australia And Maritime Security In The Northeast Indian Ocean, Chris Rahman

Chris Rahman

Maritime security is vital to Australia and its neighbours in the ASEANAustralia- India "triangle" - or the area of the northeast Indian Ocean. It has become a leading sphere for the construction of deeper forms of security cooperation. Nonetheless, both the "region" in question and the topic of maritime security itself are underdeveloped ideas in the context of rapidly developing relationships. Therefore, the approach pursued in this chapter focuses on four themes. First, the maritime nature of the area's geography is established. Second, different perspectives on maritime security are introduced, with an emphasis on non-traditional factors, including responses to the ...


Evolving U.S. Framework For Global Maritime Security From 9/11 To The 1000-Ship Navy , Christopher Rahman Jan 2015

Evolving U.S. Framework For Global Maritime Security From 9/11 To The 1000-Ship Navy , Christopher Rahman

Chris Rahman

No abstract provided.


The Implications Of Climate Change For Maritime Security Forces, Chris Rahman Jan 2015

The Implications Of Climate Change For Maritime Security Forces, Chris Rahman

Chris Rahman

Although a consensus on the reality of climate change now prevails, the details of the problem remain unsettled. In particular, the precise local and regional impacts of the global phenomenon of climate change are unknown. The security-related consequences of such impacts are thus inherently speculative. Nevertheless, it has become an increasingly important aspect of the national security policy deliberations of many States, including both civil and defence force capability planning, to consider the potential security implications of climate change. Despite the prevailing uncertainty over specific impacts and their security implications, longrange planning can be undertaken based on the most likely ...


A Strategic Perspective On Security And Naval Issues In The South China Sea, Chris Rahman, Ben Tsamenyi Jan 2015

A Strategic Perspective On Security And Naval Issues In The South China Sea, Chris Rahman, Ben Tsamenyi

Chris Rahman

No abstract provided.


Singapore: Forward Operating Site, Christopher Rahman Jan 2015

Singapore: Forward Operating Site, Christopher Rahman

Chris Rahman

Historically, Singapore functioned as a major naval hub supporting the British Empire's position in the Far East. The island was viewed by Admiral Sir John "Jackie" Fisher as one of the world's five key locations enabling Britain's global naval superiority. The fortification of the British strategic position on Singapore reached both its zenith and its nadir with the development in the interwar years of the "Singapore Strategy," which was designed to buttress the empire's Far Eastern defenses agajnst possible Japanese aggression. That controversial plan failed miserably in the breach. However, the island continued to host a ...


The U.S. Strategic Relationship With Australia, Jack Mccaffrie, Christopher Rahman Jan 2015

The U.S. Strategic Relationship With Australia, Jack Mccaffrie, Christopher Rahman

Chris Rahman

Australia has hosted U.S. bases or troops for most of rhe last seventy years, beginning in the early part of the Second World War in the Pacific. Ironically, the arrival of American troops in Australia was at least partly the result of the failure of the "Singapore strategy," whereby the Royal Navy's Singapore naval base was to support any British fleet sent to the Far East in the event of a war with Japan. Seventy years on, Australia still hosts U.S. defense facilities and U.S. forces continue to visit-primarily now for exercises. Map 4 depicts major ...


Maritime Domain Awareness In Australia And New Zealand, Chris Rahman Jan 2015

Maritime Domain Awareness In Australia And New Zealand, Chris Rahman

Chris Rahman

No abstract provided.


The International Politics Of Combating Piracy In Southeast Asia, Christopher Rahman Jan 2015

The International Politics Of Combating Piracy In Southeast Asia, Christopher Rahman

Chris Rahman

No abstract provided.


Strategic Trends In The South China Sea/The East Sea And East Asia's Security Architecture: The View From Australia, Chris Rahman Nov 2014

Strategic Trends In The South China Sea/The East Sea And East Asia's Security Architecture: The View From Australia, Chris Rahman

Chris Rahman

Australia has several important security interests in the South China Sea. This paper will outline those interests and the policy responses to challenges to those interests. The first interest is in maintaining regional peace and stability and, in particular, avoiding conflict. Second, Australia has increasingly deep economic ties to both Southeast and Northeast Asia. Any conflict over the South China Sea could negatively impact those ties and the benefits derived from trade. Australia also has both direct and indirect economic and strategic interests in the continued security of South China Sea shipping; or sea lines of communication (SLOC). In a ...


The Rise Of The Plan And The Implications For East Asian Security, Sam Bateman, Chris Rahman Dec 2002

The Rise Of The Plan And The Implications For East Asian Security, Sam Bateman, Chris Rahman

Chris Rahman

No abstract provided.


Linking Maritime Regimes To Regional Security: Some Caveats And Observations, Chris Rahman Dec 1998

Linking Maritime Regimes To Regional Security: Some Caveats And Observations, Chris Rahman

Chris Rahman

No abstract provided.