The Indonesia spy scandal and the future for Australia

The Australian Independent Media Network

With reports that Indonesia is strengthening its military to preserve its “territorial integrity and sovereignty” and that Australia is seen as their greatest threat, this guest post from Dr Strobe Driver is timely.  Those reports, chillingly, suggest that Australia’s “tow-back” policy may soon ignite conflict. Dr Driver argues the ball is – and has always been – in Abbott’s court.

Professor White of the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre is right in his article in The Age, on 26 November, 2013: “Abbott playing with diplomatic fire in Asia.”  The level of incompetence shown by the Abbott Government in dealing with the Indonesian Government is staggering, and it will have repercussions.  The repercussions to which I allude, will incrementally be enforced as China rises and in turn, as Indonesia becomes more militarily robust.  The objective of the Abbott Government should be one of instilling stability in to the region and this…

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