Indo-Pacific Strategic Papers

The Indo-Pacific Strategic Papers were published between 2015 and 2017.

The Indo-Pacific Strategic Papers were published as individual essays submitted by students of the Defence and Strategic Studies Course at the Australian Defence College. The papers were chosen for publication based on their scholarly attributes and strategic relevance.

The topics of the papers related to Australia’s area of primary and enduring strategic interest – the Indo‐Pacific region – and presented analyses and assessments that concerned Australia’s policy interests.


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