Not So Quiet on the Southern Front

Published in: The Interpreter, Lowy Institute website (2022)

Posted on RAND.org on May 26, 2022

by Marigold Black, Peter Dortmans

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Antarctica, as one of the largest shared spaces on the planet, represents an emerging nexus of geostrategic competition. Australia may have reason to be troubled by this. As a longstanding champion of the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), and as Antarctica's largest claimant, any fracturing of the status quo could force Australia to reappraise its strategic posture.

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