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The Taiwan Choice
Showdown in Asia
“Whether or not America chooses to fight, a crisis over Taiwan would most likely see its position destroyed. This is the real flaw in America’s position, and Australia’s.” HUGH WHITE
The fourteenth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the rising tensions over the future of Taiwan as China’s pursuit of “unification” pits it against the United States and US allies such as Australia. The Taiwan Choice looks at the growing risk of a catastrophic war and the outlook for Australia as it faces a strategic choice that could reshape its future in Asia.
- Hugh White reveals why war over Taiwan is the gravest danger Australia has faced.
- Linda Jakobson probes how Xi Jinping views Taiwan in an age of Chinese assertiveness.
- Brendan Taylor examines what a conflict over Taiwan might look like.
- Yu-Jie Chen explores the Taiwanese view of autonomy, independence and China.
- Stephen Dziedzic considers whether a generational divide is fuelling Australia’s intensifying China debate.
- William Stoltz examines how Canberra can combat malware and cyberaggression.
- Cait Storr writes on the geopolitical space race and the likelihood of nuclear war.
- Andrew Wear looks at how Australia can learn from Singapore, the world’s most successful city state.
- PLUS Correspondence on AFA13: India Rising? from Lavina Lee, Bob Brown and more.
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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.