John Birmingham
John Birmingham

John Birmingham is an author and essayist, and former researcher in the defence department.

As a contributor

“Whether we like it or not, the challenge of defending Australia will become much harder in the twenty-first century. We are no longer a strategic backwater.” MICHAEL WESLEY

The fourth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the challenge of defending Australia at a time of regional uncertainty and fast-changing military technology. 

Extracts by John Birmingham

Rearming Australia for its offshore ambitions