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Current IssueAFA7 - October 2019
Australia’s new vulnerability
“There is no Australian future – sunlit or shadowed – in which China will not be central.” ALLAN GYNGELL
The seventh issue of Australian Foreign Affairs explores Australia’s status as the most China-dependent country in the developed world, and the potential risks this poses to its future prosperity and security.
China Dependence examines how Australia should respond to the emerging economic and diplomatic challenges as its trade – for the first time – is heavily reliant on a country that is not a close ally or partner.
- Allan Gyngell calls on Australia to dial back its hysteria as it navigates ties with China.
- Margaret Simons explores whether Australia’s universities are banking unsustainably on Chinese students.
- Richard McGregor considers Australia’s trade dependence on China and the dangers of economic coercion.
- David Uren probes ASIO’s expanding role in monitoring foreign investment and asks if Australia’s fears are trumping opportunities.
- Ben Bohane reports from Bougainville in the lead-up to its historic referendum on independence.
- Melissa Conley Tyler proposes a new funding model to reinvigorate the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- David Kilcullen offers a US perspective on Australia’s defence vulnerabilities and capabilities.
PLUS Correspondence on AFA6: Our Sphere of Influence from Jonathan Pryke, Wesley Morgan, Sandra Tarte and more.
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Next IssueAFA8 - February 2020
Can We Trust America?
A Superpower in Transition
The eighth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the changing status of the United States as its dominance in the Asia-Pacific faces challenge from China and its “America First” foreign policy marks a shift away from global engagement.
Can We Trust America? looks at the uncertainties for Australia as questions arise about the commitment of its closest ally.
- Michael Wesley argues that a shift towards US unilateralism may pose a crucial dilemma for Australia.
- Felicity Ruby delves into the revealing history and future of Australia–US partnerships on intelligence and military surveillance.
- Brendan Taylor argues that the United States’ role in Asia may not be as vital as we think.
- Kelly Magsamen offers insight into how the United States sees its role in Asia into the future.
- John Blaxland on how to form meaningful and intimate ties with our Pacific island neighbours.
- Helen Clark on Samantha Power’s The Education of an Idealist and the role of foreign policy advisers.
- Nick Bisley on Rory Medcalf’s Contest for the Indo-Pacific and Australia’s role in this new regional order.
- Jacinta Carroll on Brian Toohey’s Secret and the making of Australia’s security state.
- Christopher Kremmer on K.S. Komireddi’s Malevolent Republic and what the rise of India means for Australia.
- Correspondence on AFA7: China Dependence.