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Reform of Australia’s relations with Southeast Asia requires fundamental change in the political interests driving the Southeast Asian agenda within Australia.
Jakarta seems to be playing a long game: keeping the great powers from outright conflict while reaping as many benefits as possible.
Fear, honour and interests: Cooperation, competition and contestation and Australia’s engagement in the Indo-Pacific
The combination of great power contestation, coupled with governance and environmental challenges points to the need for visionary management by Australia.