Conflict in the East China Sea

La Trobe Asia Executive Director Professor Nick Bisley has co-authored a new report,Conflict in the East China Sea: Would ANZUS Apply? with Dr Brendan Taylor, the Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), ANU.

The report was commissioned by former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, the head of The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at UTS. The collaborative research project between ACRI, La Trobe Asia, and SDSC and was released in Canberra on Monday 3 November and Sydney on Tuesday 4 November 2014.

The report discusses the premise that little attention has been paid to the possible political ramifications for Australia from conflict in the East China Sea which could stem from our alliance obligations with the US.

The paper aims to help shape public and policy debate on the issue, by analysing the circumstances under which conflict could occur and the implications for Australia.

Read Professor Bisley's op-ed here

Download the report [PDF 1.48M]

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