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    Indonesia’s military and foreign policy elite have never entirely forgiven Australia for leading the United Nations intervention in East Timor in 1999. Many Indonesian officers whom I have met, since that time, remain suspicious that we harbour ambitions to repeat that operation in West Papua. They fervently believe that supporters of West Papuan Independence are sponsored by the Australian government and intelligence community.




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    The Chinese threat can only be met by closely allying with the United States, which can be said of Japan that is militarily weak, too. Australia alone cannot face up to the challenges posed by the People's Liberation Army that is about to control the South China Sea entirely. However, Australia does not like Trump's tough stance on China, worrying too much about safeguarding its exports to China.
     
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