Bec Strating

Bec Strating
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Dr Bec Strating is Director of La Trobe Asia and Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at La Trobe University, focusing primarily on maritime disputes and Australian foreign policy.

China’s nine-dash line proves stranger than fiction
China’s nine-dash line proves stranger than fiction
How Beijing’s claims to the South China Sea have crept imperceptibly into global popular culture.
Joining the “Barty party” in foreign and defence policy
Joining the “Barty party” in foreign and defence policy
If Australia wants a role model for how to present itself to the world, the tennis champ embodies humility and grit.
How can Australia reset relations with China?
How can Australia reset relations with China?
Two past PMs offer their perspective on a diplomatic breakdown and how to put the pieces back together.
Troubled waters? Australia-Indonesia maritime boundary in the news
Troubled waters? Australia-Indonesia maritime boundary in the news
It would not be a good example for the region should Canberra and Jakarta be unable to resolve “technical amendments”.
Favourites of 2020: The politics of Tiger King
Favourites of 2020: The politics of Tiger King
An absurd insight? Dishonesty, narcissism and the celebritisation of politics do sound awfully familiar.
Australia lays down the law in the South China Sea dispute
Australia lays down the law in the South China Sea dispute
Canberra rejects the PRC’s “historic rights” claim to contested waters but now faces the test of what to do about it.
Australia’s shifting mood on climate change
Australia’s shifting mood on climate change
This year’s intense bushfires seemed like the event that would finally move climate policy. Then came Covid-19.
Favourites of 2019: The Trauma Cleaner
Favourites of 2019: The Trauma Cleaner
A reminder that politics can be messy, complex and seemingly contradictory – and that’s just one person.
A sea ride with Australia’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour
A sea ride with Australia’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour
Floating a different brand of diplomacy has plenty of attraction but still finds some choppy regional waters.
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