About this unit
Offered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Mac-quarie University, this unit looks at Australia’s security in the Indo-Pacific region. You will study the way in which strategic trends have changed in this region, paying special attention to the economic and military rise of China and India.
You will also study debates about the role of the USA in the region and Australia’s situation as a ‘middle power’ with vested interests in the re-gions security and stability.
This unit will also examine a range of challenges which affect the re-gion’s security and the organisations and institutions which exist to deal with them. The unit’s conclusion will be an examination of the dif-ferent strategic techniques used by each regional power which have shaped Australia’s economic wealth and its security in the present day.
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There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
This unit is a core requirement in the following course/s:
- Bachelor of Security Studies, Macquarie University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another in-stitution.
In this Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region unit, the topics you will study include:
- Introduction: there goes the neighbourhood
- Strategic trends in the Indo-Pacific
- The promise and peril of simultaneous rise
- The US as offshore balance
- Australia looks north
- A larger Australia?
- The Indo-Pacific as a regional security complex
- Multilateral institutions in Asia
- Territorial disputes and regional flash-points
- Access to sea lines of communication
- Pivotal powers in the Indo-Pacific/li>
- Fragile states and regional instability
- Conclusion: danger and opportunity in the Indo-Pacific
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