Hugh White

Defence White Paper fails to deal with the strategic risks we face in the Asian century

Like so many defence plans before it, the latest one leaves us drifting without a coherent response to China’s bid for regional leadership.

Can we really be sure the US will underwrite Australia's security?

As the Turnbull government reviews its defence policy, Americans are becoming increasingly reluctant to take on all the world's problems.

US–China rivalry: does Asia have to choose?

Can America preserve the US-led regional order by resisting China’s challenge to replace it with ‘a new model of great-power relations’?

Turnbull in Washington: A Missed Opportunity

The trickiest part of Malcolm Turnbull’s speech in Washington was always going to be the passage about China.

Post Cold-War power politics is back with a vengeance

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

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.

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'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.

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'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.

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