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Mixing Desk v3

Cambodia’s strategic perspectives, Australia-India ties, ADF energy requirements

This week on Policy, Guns and Money, Brendan Nicholson speaks to Dr Kao Kim Hourn, Cambodia’s Minister delegate attached to the PM for Foreign Affairs and ASEAN. They discuss ASEAN’s stance on the conflict in Ukraine, Australia’s relationship with Cambodia, ASEAN’s stance on Myanmar and the expansion of the Ream naval base.

This week, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles was in India to meet his counterpart. Karly Winkler and Baani Grewal reflect on how the India-Australia relationship has evolved and highlight the importance of focusing the relationship in on defence and security.

Energy security is front and centre in Australia, with issues around supply and costs. Dr Robert Glasser speaks to Dr Ulas Yildirim, author of the recent ASPI report: The Australian Defence Force and its future energy requirements about the Australian Defence Force’s energy supplies and the need to grow the alternative fuels sector in Australia to futureproof the ADF.