Antarctica: assessing and protecting Australia's national interests

3 August 2011   |   Policy Briefs   |   By Ellie Fogarty

In this Policy Brief from the Lowy Institute’s inaugural National Security Fellow, Ellie Fogarty identifies long-term threats to Australia’s dormant claim to 42 per cent of Antarctica. These include growing interest in the continent’s resource potential from such major powers as China and Russia. The paper recommends policy changes and capability investments to protect Australia’s interests.