As Australia Strengthens Its Ties With the Philippines, It’s Wading Even Further Into the Dangerous South China Sea

Australia’s push to deepen its strategic ties with Manila comes at a time of heightened tensions with Beijing

Exercise Alon Combined Amphibious Assault Exercise Australian Army soldiers from the 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment and Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers conduct a combined amphibious assault exercise on Exercise Alon as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2023. Photo by LCPL Riley Blennerhassett, Australian Department of Defence © Commonwealth of Australia