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Security in Papua New Guinea: The Military and Diplomatic Dimensions

Firth, Stewart


Papua New Guinea is embedded in a regional strategic order dominated by the United States and Australia. The Government of Papua New Guinea recognises the country�s security shortcomings and is taking action to remedy them. It plans to more than double the size of the PNG Defence Force to 5,000 regular and reserve personnel by 2017. The core tasks of the PNG Defence Force are to defend PNG against attack and maintain the integrity of its sovereign land, air and maritime borders; to provide...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Security Challenges
Access Rights: Open Access


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