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
National security has become the Prime Minister's only topic of conversation, and there is peril in that, writes HUGH WHITE.
In a showdown with China, Obama would face a humiliating back down or an unwinnable war. Does Abbott want to be part of that?
China has not just overtaken the US economy, but will soon leave it far behind, writes HUGH WHITE