Wedged West faces geopolitical, death threats on emerging fronts

10 August 2016

We are living in an exceedingly dangerous world that is challenging the core values of our Western civilisation. But in Australia — remote from the main centres of military power and terrorist attacks — we live in a surreal world. In the federal election, there was scarcely a mention of national security or terrorism.

The fact is Russia and China, both authoritarian powers, are challenging the Western liberal order through the use of military force and coercion. They are aligned in their hostility towards the US and its democratic allies. They are seeking to alter international borders and extend their territories. All this is occurring just as Western electorates are experiencing a yawning gap between the governed and their governments. Domestic politics in the West are in disarray over the impact of globalisation, illegal immigrants and the control of borders.

Read Wedged West faces geopolitical, death threats on emerging fronts by Paul Dibb published in the Australian.

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