The strategic implications of ‘sea blindness’ in the Australian LNG trade dynamic

  title={The strategic implications of ‘sea blindness’ in the Australian LNG trade dynamic},
  author={Peter J. Martin},
  journal={Australian Journal of Maritime \& Ocean Affairs},
  pages={218 - 229}
  • Peter J. Martin
  • Published 2 October 2019
  • History
  • Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs
ABSTRACT In this Maritime Century, the notion of ‘sea blindness' is an interesting development. There is a perception that Australia has long experienced a ‘sea blindness', where the sense of the sea and surroundings is not generally apparent in Australians [Jones, J. 2013. A Maritime School of Strategic Thought for Australia, vol. 1, Sea Power Centre. Canberra: ACT]. However, reference to ‘sea blindness' is not restricted to Australia's circumstance alone. Britain's ‘dangerously weak Royal… 


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