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Are We Asian Yet?
History vs Geography
“One of Australia’s defining characteristics is the belief that the nation is headed for an Asian future. Destiny allows little room for choice.” DAVID WALKER
The fifth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines Australia’s struggle to define its place in Asia as it balances its historic ties to the West with its geography.
Are We Asian Yet? explores Australia’s changing population, outlook and identity as it adjusts to the Asian Century.
- David Walker examines Australia’s fears, hopes and anxieties about its place and future in Asia.
- Linda Jaivin analyses art, politics and propaganda in the cultural dance between Australia and China.
- George Megalogenis discusses how Australia’s ousting of PMs affects the nation’s reputation in Asia.
- Sarah Teo explores Asian perceptions of Australia and asks whether it can truly be part of the region.
- Sam Roggeveen proposes that Australia should foster a larger Indonesian diaspora.
- Christos Tsiolkas reflects on the complexities of identity politics.
- Santilla Chingaipe interrogates Western reporting on Africa.
- Sam Geall analyses the politics of climate change.
- Aarti Betigeri examines the rise of India’s ambitious middle class.
- Peter Fray contemplates the imperilled future of truth in politics.
PLUS Correspondence from Alison Broinowski, Jim Molan, Michael Shoebridge and Paul Bracken.
Editor Jonathan Pearlman introduces AFA5
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Next IssueAFA6 - July 2019
Our Sphere of Influence
Rivalry in the Pacific
The latest issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines Australia’s struggle to retain influence among its Pacific island neighbours as foreign powers play a greater role and as small nations brace for the impacts of climate change.
Our Sphere of Influence explores the security challenges facing nations in the southern Pacific and whether Australia will need new approaches to secure its relations and interests.
- Hugh White explores whether Australia can become a dominant force in the Pacific region.
- Katerina Teaiwa examines the impact of climate change on vulnerable Pacific island nations.
- Jenny Hayward-Jones asks how Australia can secure its Pacific interests.
- Sean Dorney reports from inside the forgotten colony of Papua New Guinea.
- Euan Graham proposes a solution to address Australia’s knowledge gaps about China.
- Elizabeth Becker analyses Lindsey Hilsum’s In Extremis and the challenges for female foreign correspondents.
- Alison Broinowski examines Paul Scharre’s Army of None, autonomous weapons and the future of warfare.
- Bill Farmer looks at Michael McKenzie’s Common Enemies and Australia and Indonesia’s relationship on law, terrorism and justice.
- Robert Kelly considers the rise of North Korea’s tyrant Kim Jong Un and Anna Fifield’s The Great Successor.
- Kayleigh Long reports on Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides’ Myanmar’s “Rohingya” Conflict and the plight of the world’s most persecuted minority.
PLUS Correspondence on AFA5: Are We Asian Yet? History vs Geography from Clive Hamilton, Sam Dastyari and more.