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Special Report Issue 6 - Australia's strategic fundamentals

By Rod Lyon

This Special Report authored by Rod Lyon examines the debate over what is - or what ought to be - the 'ordering principle' of Australian strategic thinking.  In an era of quickening globalisation and the heightened strategic complexity, geography is proving a less useful determinant of strategic priorities. Rather, Australia has in recent years been strengthening its role as an 'order-builder', at both the global and regional levels.

Securing Australia's fundamental strategic interests in the 21st century will remain a complex and demanding task.