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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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Friends, Allies and Enemies
Asia’s Shifting Loyalties
Friends, Allies and Enemies looks at Australia’s diplomatic options as loyalties shift in an increasingly turbulent region.
- Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University Rory Medcalf on the past, present and future of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.
- Emeritus professor of strategic studies Hugh White on how Australia’s alliances will fare in an Asia shaped by pandemics and power rivalries.
- The Saturday Paper’s chief political correspondent Karen Middleton on the most effective way to reboot Australia’s diplomatic efforts in Asia at a tumultuous time.
- Director of foreign policy and defence at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney Ashley Townshend on how and why Australia should lead an international initiative to counter disinformation.
- Former foreign correspondent on Asia Patrick Lawrence on the changing role and the long-term future of US alliances in the Asia-Pacific.
- Associate professor in American politics Tim Lynch on George Friedman’s The Storm Before the Calm and where the United States is heading.
- Postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sydney Sophie Chao on John Martinkus’s The Road and the West Papuan independence movement.
- Professor of economics at the Australian National University Renée Fry-McKibbin on Branko Milanovic’s Capitalism, Alone and the future of capitalism in the West.
- Financial Times journalist Primrose Riordan on Hong Kong’s new security law and Antony Dapiran’s City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong.
- PLUS Correspondence on AFA9: Spy vs Spy.