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The South Pacific: 'arc of instability' or 'arc of opportunity'?

Wallis, Joanne

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The term ‘arc of instability’ was first used in 1999 to describe the security challenges facing the South Pacific. It subsequently came to dominate Australian political discourse, although its veracity was critiqued. This article considers how Australia's political discourse about the region has evolved since 1999 and what impact this has had on Australia's relationships in the region. It begins by outlining why the arc of instability characterization emerged and how it contributed to the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-03
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12993
Source: Global Change, Peace & Security
DOI: 10.1080/14781158.2015.992010

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