Blue security - a maritime exchange project
The Blue Security Program engages with and facilitates high quality research on issues of critical maritime security across the Indo-Pacific.
Bringing together leading regional experts in politics, international law and strategic studies, Blue Security focuses on three key pillars of maritime security: order, law and power.
Blue Security is a collaboration between La Trobe Asia, Griffith Asia Institute (GAI), University of New South Wales Canberra (ADFA), University of Western Australia’s Defence and Security Institute (DSI) and the Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy and Defence Dialogue (AP4D). It produces working papers, commentaries, and scholarly publications related to maritime security for audiences across the Indo-Pacific.
Blue Security receives funding support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.
The Importance of UNCLOS in Singapore
UNCLOS has played a pivotal role in Singapore's development from a maritime colony to a modern maritime state. writes Tara Davenport.
Philippine-China Relations from Duterte to Marcos
Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby on how the Philippines might approach China under its new President.
Navigating maritime security in the Bay of Bengal
The Bay of Bengal continues to grow in strategic importance, complicating regional maritime security and governance writes Troy Lee-Brown.
Opinions and analysis
Survival, Success and the Sea: The Smportance of UNCLOS to Singapore
In The Strait Times - Tara Davenport, published 15 September 2022.
Navigating Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal
In East Asia Forum - Troy Lee Brown, published 13 August 2022.
Philippine-China Relations: From Duterte to Marcos
In Facts Asia - Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby, published 8 July 2022.
Why Asean littoral states should worry about Cambodia's Ream base
In The Strait Times - Blake Herzinger, published 5 July 2022.
UNCLOS 40th Anniversary Series – Why UNCLOS Matters
A series of articles in collaboration with Fulcrum.
UNCLOS’s Relevance to Taiwan Amid a Raging Storm
Huynh Tam Sang, published 4 October 2022
Girt by Sea, and by the Law of the Sea: Why UNCLOS Matters to Australia
Camille Goodman, published 27 September 2022.
After 40 Years, UNCLOS Remains Significant to Vietnam
Thu Nguyen Hoang Anh, published 20 September 2022.
Survival, Success and the Sea: The Importance of UNCLOS to Singapore
Tara Davenport, published 13 September 2022.
UNCLOS and Maritime Governance: Why It Matters to Malaysia
Sumathy Permal, published 6 September 2022.
Sovereignty, Security and Prosperity: Indonesia and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
Aristyo Rizka Darmawan, published 30 August 2022.
Associate Professor Rebecca Strating (Director, La Trobe Asia, La Trobe University)
Professor Ian Hall (Deputy Director (Research), Griffith Asia Institute)
Professor Douglas Guilfoyle (Head, Maritime Security Research Group ,UNSW Canberra)
Professor Peter Dean (Director, Foreign Policy and Defence, United States Studies Centre)
Melissa Conley-Tyler (Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy and Defence Dialogue)
Dr Troy Lee-Brown (Research Fellow, Defence and Security Institute, University of Western Australia)
Emerging scholars program
Kate Clayton (Research Officer, La Trobe Asia, La Trobe University)