Australia’s Strategic Neighbors

What do we actually know about our strategic neighbours, beyond the allure of Bali?

In this episode, we explore the often-overlooked relationships Australia shares with its closest neighbours in the Indo-Pacific: Papua New Guinea (PNG), East Timor, and Indonesia. While Bali remains a popular destination, our understanding and engagement with these crucial neighbours are limited. This episode offers a deep dive into the geopolitical and economic landscape of the region, crucial for Australian defence and government professionals, as well as business leaders.


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What do we actually know about our strategic neighbours, besides the allure of Bali?

In this insightful episode, we explore the Indo-Pacific region, focusing on Australia’s strategic neighbours: Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and Indonesia. These countries play a crucial role in shaping our geopolitical landscape, yet they often don’t get the attention they deserve beyond the well-trodden tourist paths.

Why Australians Should Watch:

  • Understand the complexities of our neighbouring countries.
  • Gain insights into the geopolitical and economic challenges in the Indo-Pacific.
  • Learn about the strategic importance of PNG, Timor-Leste, and Indonesia to Australia.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Views on the Indo-Pacific.
  • Geopolitical and Economic Challenges (PNG and East Timor).
  • PNG’s Development Issues.
  • Commercial Challenges in PNG.
  • Comparison with East Timor.
  • Indonesia’s Role and Relations.
  • Defence and Strategic Relationships.

Join us as we delve into these critical topics with our expert guest, offering a comprehensive understanding of the region’s dynamics and how they impact Australia’s future.

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