Current IssueAFA9 - July 2020
Spy vs Spy
The New Age of Espionage
“As its strength has increased, it has become clear that China has its own preferred set of rules. And that is as true in espionage as it is in geopolitics.” ANDREW DAVIES
The ninth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs explores the threat facing Australia as changes in technology enable malign actors to target individuals, officials, businesses and infrastructure – challenges that have only sharpened due to COVID-19.
Spy vs Spy examines how Australian agencies can defend against attempts to steal secrets and disrupt the workings of government and society.
- Andrew Davies sweeps Australian intelligence history to show how technology has transformed state-on-state espionage.
- Danielle Cave probes how data and technology have shaped espionage in a time of crisis and beyond.
- Kim McGrath reveals Australia’s intelligence failures in Timor and asks whether we owe more to our neighbours.
- Anne-Marie Brady uncovers the covert influence and activities of China’s network of spy agencies.
- Penny Wong argues for a foreign policy shift to confront a fast-changing Asia-Pacific.
- Susan Harris Rimmer challenges Australia to shape the agenda of multilateral institutions.
PLUS Correspondence on AFA8: Can We Trust America? from Ashley Townshend, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka and more.
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