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Spy vs Spy
The New Age of Espionage
“As its strength has increased, it has become clear that China has its own preferred set of rules. And that is as true in espionage as it is in geopolitics.” ANDREW DAVIES
The ninth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs explores the threat facing Australia as changes in technology enable malign actors to target individuals, officials, businesses and infrastructure – challenges that have only sharpened due to COVID-19.
Spy vs Spy examines how Australian agencies can defend against attempts to steal secrets and disrupt the workings of government and society.
- Andrew Davies sweeps Australian intelligence history to show how technology has transformed state-on-state espionage.
- Danielle Cave probes how data and technology have shaped espionage in a time of crisis and beyond.
- Kim McGrath reveals Australia’s intelligence failures in Timor and asks whether we owe more to our neighbours.
- Anne-Marie Brady uncovers the covert influence and activities of China’s network of spy agencies.
- Penny Wong argues for a foreign policy shift to confront a fast-changing Asia-Pacific.
- Susan Harris Rimmer challenges Australia to shape the agenda of multilateral institutions.
PLUS Correspondence on AFA8: Can We Trust America? from Ashley Townshend, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka and more.
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Next IssueAFA10 - October 2020
Friends, Allies and Enemies
Asia’s Shifting Loyalties
“These are anxious times. Not since early 1942 have Australians felt so in need of allies, yet been so unsure of their major ally … Canberra is eagerly, even desperately, looking for new protectors.” HUGH WHITE
The tenth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the alliances, blocs and rivalries emerging across the Asia-Pacific as nations adjust to the changing balance of power.
Friends, Allies and Enemies considers Australia’s diplomatic options as loyalties shift in an increasingly turbulent region.
- Hugh White argues that Australia’s plan for countering Chinese ambitions – building new alliances in Asia – is destined to fail.
- Rory Medcalf considers the potential of multilateral forums such as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.
- Karen Middleton examines how foreign aid and diplomacy can strengthen ties with our neighbours.
- Patrick Lawrence calls on Australia to bid farewell to US influence in the Asia-Pacific and embrace an Asian-led regional order.
- Allan Behm proposes a bold new Pacific aid donors’ conference led by Australia.
- Primrose Riordan details the rapacious effects of China’s new security law in Hong Kong.
- Timothy J. Lynch examines the challenges ahead for the United States.
- Renée Fry-McKibbin surveys capitalism’s failure in the midst of COVID-19.
- Sophie Chao reports on the West Papuan struggle for independence.
- PLUS Correspondence on AFA9: Spy vs Spy from John Hewson, Jenny McAllister, Lesley Seebeck and more.