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Asia-Pacific theatre Putin’s new stage

Earlier this month, Vladimir Putin scored a clear victory in the first round of presidential elections, securing more than 63 per cent of the Russian vote.

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Fiji: Engagement is not appeasement

Some of the reactions to the publication of my Policy Brief on Australian policy towards Fiji have confirmed my thinking that debate on the situation is Fiji is so polarised that rational discussion is almost impossible.

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Russia’s power ambitions in the Pacific

On 9 February 2011, Russia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced plans to deploy a pair of French built Mistral-class Amphibious Assault, Command and Force Projection ships to the Pacific maritime theatre.

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