Journal Articles | 20 August 2010

Coral Sea neighbours - then and now

In this latest article on Pacific strategic issues, Army Visiting Fellow Nick Floyd argues that on the eve of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and New Caledonia, it is timely to consider the continuing strategic relevance of this near neighbour to Australia.The article demonstrates New Caledonia's array of enduring discontinuities: throughout its history, New Caledonia's strategic overwatch of the South Pacific's approaches has contrasted with its isolation, while the archipelago's richness and diversity of resources are challenged by both its accessibility and vulnerability.Australian Defence Force Journal, Issue 182, 2010, pp 34-43

Nicholas Floyd

  • Nicholas Floyd

In this latest article on Pacific strategic issues, Army Visiting Fellow Nick Floyd argues that on the eve of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and New Caledonia, it is timely to consider the continuing strategic relevance of this near neighbour to Australia.The article demonstrates New Caledonia's array of enduring discontinuities: throughout its history, New Caledonia's strategic overwatch of the South Pacific's approaches has contrasted with its isolation, while the archipelago's richness and diversity of resources are challenged by both its accessibility and vulnerability.Australian Defence Force Journal, Issue 182, 2010, pp 34-43

Nicholas Floyd

  • Nicholas Floyd