Soundings Papers: Towards Consolidating the Pacific Maritime Security Program for the Future: A Critical Analysis

Soundings No. 27
Soundings No. 27

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Nicholas Stilp

The Pacific Maritime Security Program is an excellent piece of Australian policy-making, and a positive example of Australia’s regional leadership. The program has considerable value for Australia and the Pacific region, and Australia should ensure its consolidation and continuation. However, there are difficult challenges to overcome. Without effective recognition and adaptation to meet these challenges, the program will not be able to achieve its goals.

This report mobilises academic literature and policy documents to critically analyse the program’s challenges, both current and future, and its ability to withstand them.