Next IssueAFA4 - October 2018
The fourth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the challenge of defending Australia at a time of regional uncertainty and fast-changing military technology. It explores the nation’s main vulnerabilities and the capabilities needed to secure against them, including the consequences of a nuclear arms race in Asia.
- Michael Wesley examines where Australia’s next war will occur, and how we can defend ourselves.
- John Birmingham analyses Australia’s weapons capabilities and how they compare to those of our Asian allies.
- Patrick Walters probes into Australia’s expanding intelligence agencies.
- Stephan Frühling considers if Australia should go nuclear, in the event of a looming Asian arms race.
- Jane Perlez on Francois Bougon’s Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping and the aspirations of China’s leader for life.
- Tess Newton Cain on Matthew G. Allen’s Resource Extraction and Contentious States and mining in the Pacific region.
- Matthew Thompson on Jonathan Miller’s Duterte Harry and Duterte’s murderous rule in the Philippines.
- Richard Moore on Jack Corbett’s Australia's Foreign Aid Dilemma and the role that Australia could and should play in assisting other nations.
Correspondence on AFA3: Australia and Indonesia, including responses from the feature essayists.
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Forthcoming IssueAFA5 - February 2019
Are We Asian Yet?
History Versus Geography
The latest issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines Australia’s struggle to define its place in Asia as it balances its historic ties to the West with its geography.
Are We Asian Yet? explores Australia’s changing population, outlook and identity as it adjusts to the Asian Century.
- David Walker: ‘Great Australian divide: The Western outpost faces the Asian century’
- Linda Jaivin: ‘As China rises, can its culture conquer the world?’
- ‘The view from Asia: Can Australia be one of us?’
- ‘Migrant flows: The new Australians and the nation’s changing identity’
- Six feature reviews by journalists
- Correspondence on AFA4: Defending Australia