Asia's Huge Question
“As Australia’s relationship with China has soured, probably irretrievably, India has emerged as the great new hope.” MICHAEL WESLEY
The thirteenth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the future of India, a rising giant whose unsteady growth and unpredictable political turns raise questions about its role and power in Asia. India Rising? explores the challenge for Australia as it seeks to improve its faltering ties with the world’s largest democracy, a nation whose ascent – if achieved – could reshape the regional order.
- Michael Wesley interrogates the future for India and Australia – the likely challenges, opportunities and threats facing the two nations.
- Aarti Betigeri explores the fast-growing Indian Australian community and its potential to reshape Australia’s ties to India.
- Snigdha Poonam examines rising anti-China sentiment in Narendra Modi’s India.
- Harsh V. Pant reveals how India views Australia and how Canberra can supercharge relations.
- James Curran uncovers the origins and ambitions of the Australia–Indonesia security deal under Paul Keating.
- Elizabeth Buchanan looks at Australia’s options as China expands its Antarctic operations.
- Don Greenlees analyses Peter Job’s A Narrative of Denial: Australia and the Indonesian violation of East Timor.
- Dennis Altman interrogates John Ikenberry’s A World Safe for Democracy and the rise of liberal internationalism.
- Jane Perlez analyses Australian dread about China and whether the fears are overinflated.
- PLUS Correspondence on AFA12: Feeling the Heat from Paul Mitchell, Elizabeth Boulton, Nicky Ison and Daniel Wild.
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.
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