Matthew Abbey

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How Australia should respond to China’s growing role in the Pacific

For an Australian minister to lash out at China’s increasing development work in the Pacific is counterproductive, because Beijing is fulfilling a need Canberra cannot, and the two countries would do better to cooperate.

18 Jan 2018 - 9:06AM

For an Australian minister to lash out at China’s increasing development work in the Pacific is counterproductive, because Beijing is fulfilling a need Canberra cannot, and the two countries would do better to cooperate.

How Australia should respond to China’s growing role in the Pacific
Russia finds ready friends in a Southeast Asia battling terrorism

Matthew Abbey says Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines are among those forging closer defence and trade links with Moscow, a willing arms supplier that asks few questions

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Matthew Abbey says Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines are among those forging closer defence and trade links with Moscow, a willing arms supplier that asks few questions

Russia finds ready friends in a Southeast Asia battling terrorism