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Girt by Sea: Re-Imagining Australia's Security

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About the author

Rebecca Strating

Rebecca Strating is the director of La Trobe Asia and a professor in politics and international relations at La Trobe University. Her research focuses on Australian foreign policy and maritime disputes in the Indo-Pacific. She is the author …

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Joanne Wallis

Joanne Wallis is a professor of international security at the University of Adelaide. Joanne has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Defence's Australian Civil Military Centre and regularly briefs government agencies, consults for both the …

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Praise for Girt by Sea

Girt By Sea offers a refreshingly original lens through which to view Australia's foreign and security policy. Strating and Wallis's maritime focus foregrounds the complex, evolving and diverse challenges Australia faces, as well as its fundamentally fragmented and siloed approach to addressing them. This important book offers a searching critique of Australia's statecraft and powerful suggestions for its fundamental reform.’ —Michael Wesley, author of There Goes the Neighbourhood

Girt by Sea has the potential to have a real impact on Australia’s understanding of its maritime environment. It’s a book that should become part of the debate on Australia’s strategic future.’ —David Brewster, The Interpreter

‘With a deep analysis of the complexities of Australia’s security landscape, Girt by Sea challenges assumptions, offers new perspectives and sparks crucial dialogue. [...] [T]his is a must-read book for anyone interested in understanding Australia’s politics and international relations in an interconnected and rapidly changing world.’ — Nadia Heisler, Books+Publishing

‘This is timely, detailed work’  —Steven Carroll, The Age

‘Strating, who is the director of La Trobe Asia, and Wallis, who is a professor of international security at the University of Adelaide, have produced a book that is crucial to understanding the ongoing security issues in the region.’—Samuel Bernard, The Australian