November 12, 2012

West Australia: Hub of Indo-Pacific Age?

Rory Medcalf, The Australian

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The symbolism is striking. On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta will meet their Australian counterparts in Perth,Australia's booming Indian Ocean city.

The West Australian setting is apt not only because it is the home state of Defence Minister Stephen Smith, who will join Foreign Minister Bob Carr in the Australia-US ministerial...

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