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The March of Autocracy
Australia’s Fateful Choices
The eleventh issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the rise of authoritarian and illiberal leaders, whose growing assertiveness is reshaping the Western-led world order.
The March of Autocracy explores the challenge for Australia as it enters a new era, in which China’s international sway increases and democracies compete with their rivals for global influence.
- Professor of politics at the University of Sydney John Keane on despotism and the new Cold War between the United States and China.
- Director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program Sam Roggeveen on the American contest against authoritarianism and how it is shaping US foreign policy.
- Chinese culture and politics expert Linda Jaivin on what diplomatic and political levers Australia has at its disposal in dealing with China.
- Senior lecturer in international politics at the Australian National University Darren Lim and research fellow at the Lowy Institute Natasha Kassam on how authoritarianism has risen in China and elsewhere in the wake of COVID-19 and a global shift in power.
- ASPI senior analyst Huong Le Thu on how Australia can improve its South-East Asian ties.
- Acclaimed photojournalist Kate Geraghty on Christina Lamb's Our Bodies, Their Battlefield and women in the context of war.
- The ABC’s South-East Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane on Sebastian Strangio’s In the Dragon’s Shadow and the future of South-East Asia in the Chinese century.
- Adelaide University senior international politics lecturer Priya Chacko on Geoff Raby’s China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order and the need to boost our diplomacy.
- Research Fellow in the Asia Institute of The University of Melbourne Melissa Conley Tyler on Sue Boyd’s Not Always Diplomatic and pioneers in the foreign service.
- Correspondence on AFA10: Friends, Allies and Enemies.
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Next IssueAFA12 - July 2021
Feeling the Heat
Australia Under Climate Pressure
The twelfth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the growing pressure on Australia as global and regional powers adopt tough measures to combat climate change.
Feeling the Heat looks at the consequences of splitting from the international consensus, and at how a climate pivot by Canberra could unlock new diplomatic and economic opportunities.
- Walkley Award–winning journalist Marian Wilkinson analyses how Canberra is responding to international pressure to take stronger climate action.
- Griffith Asia Institute research fellow Wesley Morgan reflects on how Australia’s climate policy affects our relationships in the Pacific.
- Chief economist at the Australia Institute Richard Denniss and International Security and Affairs director Allan Behm examine Australia’s efforts to block international climate action.
- Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie reveals how and why Australia’s climate policy impedes its diplomacy.
- Senior fellow at ASPI Anthony Bergin and former PNG government adviser Jeffrey Wall suggests how Australia can boost business ties in the Pacific.
- Foreign correspondent and news reporter Hugh Riminton examines Stan Grant’s With the Falling of the Dusk and the future contours of the Asian Century.
- Novelist and essayist Michelle Aung Thin probes into Daniel Combs’ Until the World Shatters and the brutal Myanmar coup.
- Senior lecturer in Chinese history David Brophy on Sean Roberts’ The War on the Uyghurs and Canberra’s slow-changing stance on human rights abuses in China.
- PLUS Correspondence on AFA11: The March of Autocracy.
Australian Foreign Affairs is published three times a year and seeks to explore – and encourage – debate on Australia’s place in the world and global outlook.