Lowy Institute Senior Nonresident Fellow Alan Dupont attended Prime Minister Rudd's speech today, and in this short interview Alan echoes some of James Brown's concerns about the cost of Rudd's proposal to move the navy's main east coast base from Sydney to Brisbane. Dupont has also detected what he calls some schizophrenia in Rudd's descriptions of the regional security environment. 

The interview begins with Rudd's remarks on Syria. Alan Dupont reckons the US military response to the crisis will be token, and Australia's participation very minor.