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Our Unstable Neighbourhood
The Contest for South-East Asia
“If Australia’s primary strategic objective in South-East Asia is to build coalitions against China, it will be disappointed.” ALLAN GYNGELL
The fifteenth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the challenges confronting South-East Asia as it finds itself at the epicentre of the rivalry between the United States and China.
Our Unstable Neighbourhood looks at the fragile state of democracy and the growing threat of instability in the region, as well as the risks for Australia as it navigates ties with nations which have vastly differing interests and outlooks.
- Allan Gyngell reviews Australia's diplomacy in the region and puts a case for a new kind of statecraft.
- Sebastian Strangio explores the increasing influence of China in South-East Asia.
- Nicole Curato looks at the Marcos comeback in the Philippines and what it reveals about attitudes towards democracy in South-East Asian countries.
- Kishore Mahbubani explains how South-East Asia views China differently to Australia and advocates for Australia to change its course.
- Sheila Fitzpatrick examines the war in Ukraine and why the road to peace is not straightforward.
- Thom Woodroofe calls on Australia to bid to host the next major UN climate conference in 2025.
- PLUS Correspondence on AFA14: The Taiwan Choice from Lai I-Chung, John Lee, Derek McDougall and more.
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Next IssueAFA16 - October 2022
The Return of the West
Australia and the Changing World Order
“The war in Europe will leave China in a stronger position, as it unifies the West. This is something Canberra has largely failed to recognise.” GEOFF RABY
The sixteenth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the global upheaval caused by the war in Ukraine, which has heightened the tensions between democracies and authoritarian states, and has led to a more assertive Europe that could represent a new force in world affairs.
The Return of the West looks at the challenges for Australia in the post-invasion international order and the changing role of economics, military power, cyber capabilities and strongman rulers.
• Geoff Raby explores the impact of the war in Ukraine on the world order and what this means for Australia’s foreign policy.
• Jeffrey Wilson looks at how Australia can secure its economy against the growing threats to the global trade system.
• Laura Tingle reports from Europe on whether it can shake off its lethargy to become a great global power.
• Gwynne Dyer analyses what Taiwan can learn from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine about how to defend itself against China.
• Geraldine Doogue examines the challenges facing Penny Wong as Australia’s new foreign minister.
• Melissa Conley Tyler and Cherie Lagakali propose a partnership with the Pacific to boost the region’s digital capabilities.
PLUS Correspondence on AFA15: Our Unstable Neighbourhood from Huong Le Thu, Marc Purcell, Michael Wesley and more.