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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.
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Next IssueAFA8 - February 2020
Can We Trust America?
A Superpower in Transition
“As the United States needs Australia more, we have the chance – and the obligation – to shape the alliance in our interests. Instead, we have become less questioning and more compliant with each presidential tweet.” MICHAEL WESLEY
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 calls for an alliance makeover as China’s ambition puts US–Australian ties under strain.
- Felicity Ruby delves into the uses and consequences of America’s intelligence and surveillance facilities in Australia.
- Brendan Taylor explores how the United States can strengthen its position in a contested Asia.
- Kelly Magsamen reports from America on how it can preserve and enhance its role as a great power.
- John Blaxland proposes a compact with our Pacific island neighbours.
- Helen Clark reflects on the role of foreign policy advisers.
- Jacinta Carroll probes the making of Australia’s security state.
- PLUS Correspondence on AFA7: China Dependence from Luke Gosling, Jane Orton, Alison Broinowski and more.