The South Pacific has historically been a maritime expanse dominated by the influence of Western powers, including Australia. However, China is seeking to change the status quo through its economic and security diplomacy in the region causing concern for future of the rules-based order and its long-standing presence over climate change.
With rising diplomatic and political tensions in the Indo-Pacific, can the QUAD realistically function against the backdrop of Chinese regional hegemonic aggression?
The bushfire phenomenon is typical of south-eastern Australia, where the climate is often hot and dry during summer and a proper management of the fire’s activity, provides a positive impact on the environment. This is the reason why the disaster that hit the Australian ecosystem between November 2019 and February 2020, could not be easily predicted.