FEATURE | Chinese SCS missile deployments only the tip of the iceberg

The news that China has deployed bombers and cruise missiles to contested reefs and islands in the South China Sea has caused significant concern. The move allows Beijing to target ships in disputed waters with a missile capable of manoeuvring around defence systems at Mach 3. It has also placed northern Australia within reach of Chinese warplanes.

FEATURE | "Indo-Pacific": (re-)revise and resubmit

At the 17th Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) last weekend, the "Indo-Pacific" was the leitmotif. From Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to the defence ministers of Japan, Australia and France, all referred to, if not elaborated on, their vision of the Indo-Pacific.

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