Hugh White

Australia and Indonesia consider joint patrols in South China Sea

Indonesia’s defence minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has raised the prospect of joint patrols during an annual meeting last week with Ms Bishop and Marise Payne, Australia’s defence minister. It comes as Mr Widodo prepares to address Australia’s parliament next week on his first state visit to the country.

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 archipelago.

Four corners: China rising

China Rising: The challenges for Australia as China and the US struggle for supremacy in Asia.

Balancing act: Experts warn we can’t stay out of China’s conflicts

Australia faces an increasing challenge as tensions escalate between China and the United States over the Asia-Pacific region.

Australia's China choice?

Professor Hugh White speaks about Australia's relationships with China and the US.

Would America really go to war over the South China Sea?

What would America do if China starts to build an island base on Scarborough Shoal, declares an ADIZ over the Spratlys, or in some other way plainly takes steps to strengthen still further its grip on the South China Sea in defiance of international law and American demands?

South China Sea: After the Hague ruling, what's next?

Two scenarios are possible: China ignores the ruling and carries on as before. Or an irate Beijing escalates the tension in the region, calling Washington's bluff.

After the Defence White Paper, it's time we talked about war with China

After the Defence White Paper, it's time we talked about war with China, writes Hugh White.

Insight and analysis on the 2016 Defence White Paper

With the launch of the new and heavily anticipated 2016 Defence White Paper on Thursday 25 February, Australia has joined the Asia-Pacific arms race - allo

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