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Asia-Pacific Security - PICT913

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.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Voluntary)

Staff Contact(s): Professor Ben Schreer, Mr Fred Smith

Admission to MPICT or MCPICT or PGDipPICT or GradDipPICT or GradDipCPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MCPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud or GradCertIntSecStud Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ISS813
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

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