Hugh White

SDSC Scholars Offer Insight and Analysis on the 2016 Defence White Paper

With the launch of the new and heavily anticipated 2016 Defence White Paper, Australia has joined the Asia-Pacific arms race – allocating up to $19 billion for weaponry and military forces. Experts from SDSC offer their key insight and analysis of the Paper.

Tackling the region’s policy challenges

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concerns

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

Trump is not serious about dealing with North Korea

Hugh White writes about why he thinks the war on the Korean Peninsula is very unlikely.

Bishop's doctrine of denial is no foreign policy future

Julie Bishop is anxious about Asia. She worries about intensifying economic competition as too many workers in rising economies chase too few consumers elsewhere.

Trump Pushes Australia Toward China

CANBERRA, Australia — The United States-Australia alliance faces a crucial test over how to deal with a powerful and increasingly assertive China. Under President Trump, it is already failing.

The bully or the deal maker- which Donald Trump will Australia get?

With outgoing leader Barack Obama's "pivot" to Asia appearing ever more threadbare, the question Australia and Asia's policymakers are asking is whether Trump can shift from isolationist and America-first rhetoric to securing opportunities for growth, trade and partnerships in the world's fastest growing region.

A global role smashed by US voters

Now we know. For 20 years Australians have been happy to assume that America had the strength and resolve to remain the world's leading power. In particular, our leaders have assured us that we can rely on America's power and judgment to manage China's rise, to keep Asia stable and Australia safe. But now we know that America is not the country we thought it was.

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