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Asia-Pacific Security - PICX913

The Asia-Pacific is undergoing rapid strategic change which has significant implications for Australia’s security. This includes the rise of China and its challenge to the US-led rules-based regional security order; the response of other major powers to these dynamics; unresolved maritime territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea; instability on the Korean Peninsula; as well as the fragility in the South Pacific. This unit examines contested concepts of regional order as well as the evolving power dynamics between the major regional powers, including China, the United States, Japan, and India. It analyses the evolution and prospects for peacefully resolving regional flashpoints such as the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan and the South China Sea. Finally, it examines the role of regional security institutions, Indonesia’s role in regional security, security trends in the South Pacific, ending with an assessment of Australia’s security and defence options in a changing Asia.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Professor Ben Schreer
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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