‘Permissible’ Chinese military spending, AUKUS, and the security dilemma
UTS:ACRI WEBINAR: AUKUS, nuclear submarines and Australia-PRC relations
Last month a trilateral pact bringing together Australia, the US and the UK (AUKUS) was established, with its first major initiative being the roll-out of nuclear submarines in Australia. While the countries have maintained that the pact is not directed at any one country, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) likely features prominently in the partnership's thinking.
The AUKUS nuclear submarine deal: Unanswered questions for Australia
UTS:ACRI WEBINAR: ‘According to sources...’: Unpacking national security reporting in Australia’s discussion of the PRC
National security has become a more prominent angle for Australian media reporting on relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Such reporting regularly cites anonymous sources.
Avoiding military conflict and restoring Australia-PRC relations: a pragmatic way forward
The risk we take when we panic about China’s rise
Australia and the South China Sea: an update
Continuity, and no willingness to run American-style freedom of navigation
Australia’s position on the South China Sea remains pragmatic, unchanged over the last few years.
There is no evidence that hawkish calls for Australia to run American-style freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) directed at China have influenced the policy of the Turnbull Government.
Those calls had been made by three US admirals on at least three separate occasions between the dates February 22 2016 and December 14 2016.
South China Sea: What next?
With a new Philippines President, an arbitral ruling and a new US administration soon to take office, where stands the tension over competing claims in the South China Sea?
In Canberra on November 23 ACRI presented a first-rank panel: Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies, School of International, Political & Strategic Studies, ANU; Greg Austin, School of Engineering and Information Technology Australian Centre for Cyber Security; and Allan Gyngell, Visiting Fellow at the National Security College and an Adjunct Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy.
Ausgrid hawks have poor record on Chinese security threats
By James Laurenceson
This article originally appeared in the Australian Financial Review, August 9 2016.
The potential sale of NSW electricity distributor Ausgrid to a Chinese company is bedevilled by questions about national security. On Sunday Treasurer Scott Morrison said those questions will be his "prime consideration" in deciding whether to allow the deal to go ahead.