Five perspectives

On where the US–China relationship is heading

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Dear reader,

The COVID-19 outbreak is leading to a rapid deterioration in US–China relations. For Canberra, finding a quiet path through this rivalry will not be easy. It will be crucial to understand the current tensions – their complicated past, and the consequences for Australia.

Here are five standout essays and reviews from AFA exploring five key components of the world’s most important relationship.

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1. Security

US–China tensions will require an Australian defence overhaul

Michael Wesley

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2. US politics

Shifting Washington’s mindset to preserve its role as a great power 

Kelly Magsamen

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3. Geopolitics

How the United States can strengthen its position in a contested Asia

Brendan Taylor

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4. East Asia

The growing rivalry between China and Japan

Anna Fifield

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5. Trade

The American battle between isolationism and free trade

Tim Harcourt

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AFA9
Out July 2020

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THE NEW AGE OF ESPIONAGE

Spy vs Spy examines how Australian agencies can defend against this attempt to steal secrets and disrupt the workings of government and society.

  • Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong on COVID-19 and foreign policy challenges in our post-pandemic world
  • Researcher Kim McGrath on Witness K and the uses of Australian intelligence
  • Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) senior fellow Andrew Davies on the evolution of spycraft
  • Deputy director of ASPI’s Cyber Policy Unit Danielle Cave on cybertechnology and intelligence
  • Politics professor Anne-Marie Brady on Chinese spy techniques and espionage
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