Hugh White

Career highlights

1985-1991 Senior Adviser to Defence Minister and Prime Minister; 1995-2000 Deputy Secretary for Strategy, Department of Defence; 2001-2004 Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Politics and statecraft shape future of Australia-Singapore ties

Ties between Australia and Singapore are founded on a firm bedrock of convergent strategic interests, based on Australia’s assessment of threats through and from the South-east Asian

Crawford School's Professor Miranda Stewart receiving her Vice-Chancellor's Award from Professor Ian Young. Photo: Stuart Hay.

ANU media and outreach awards

The work of College of Asia and the Pacific academics at bringing their research to wider public attention was recognised last Wednesday at the 2015 ANU Medi

Chinese Frigate.

Post Cold-War power politics is back with a vengeance

So much for an era of peace and stability under a new world order.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to London last month was more than just a classic display of post-imperial pomp.

Changing of guard?

Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to London last month was more than just a classic display of post-imperial pomp.

HMAS Brisbane cruising with USN destroyer John S. McCain.

Principle of self-reliance more important now than it has ever been

Relying on our allies to keep us safe is unwise, so Marise Payne's white paper needs to set out a plan to bolster our own defences.

China building an artificial island in the South China Sea - Fiery Cross Reef.

China's island-building project a bid for power, not popularity

Malcolm Turnbull has often said China's assertive actions in the South China Sea are "counterproductive", because they scare its south-east Asian neighbours.

Taipei at night.

Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict

With tensions over Taiwan rising, Australia might have to ask itself a tough question.

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (centre L) and his wife Chow Mei-ching (centre R) during a National Day ceremony in front of the presidential palace in Taipei on October 10, 2015. Image by AFP.

Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict

With tensions over Taiwan rising, Australia might have to ask itself a tough question, writes Hugh White.

Marise Payne is sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove. Image by AFP.

Defence white paper: bin it and start again

The defence portfolio is a tough assignment and Marise Payne takes it on at an especially difficult time, writes HUGH WHITE.

Australia-Indonesia relations: More than just management

Professor Hugh White discusses Australia’s turbulent relationship with Indonesia.

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