Foreign affairs

Canberra, we have a problem: Interpreting shifting American grand strategy preferences in an era of Sino–US rivalry

December

President Joe Biden's assertion that 'America is back' and will embrace 'strategic competition' with the People's Republic of China has been welcomed in Australia as a sign that the United States is returning to a 'normal' grand strategy after the turbulence of the Trump administration. This article argues, however, that this is a problematic assumption as it ignores the question of how American grand strategy choices are made and articulated.

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: November 2021

December

By Elena Collinson, with research assistance from Thomas Pantle

Diplomatic boycott of Games is sign of dumbed-down approach to China

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Age on December 8 2021.

Review of 'Our exceptional friend: Australia’s fatal alliance with the United States,' by Emma Shortis

December

Currently, the US alliance has a prominence in national debate arguably comparable only to the times of the Vietnam and 2003 Iraq wars. Yet for 20 years, debates over the Anzac legend have been entwined in discussions of the alliance and vice versa. At the same time, successive Australian governments have presided over institutional enhancements to the alliance.

Perspectives | The new/old benchmarks in Australia's PRC debate

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By Elena Collinson

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: October 2021

December

By Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson, with research assistance from Thomas Pantle

Back to the future: Is ‘integrated deterrence’ the new ‘flexible response?’

December

By Michael Clarke

Note: This article appeared in The National Interest on October 23 2021.

By standing up to China, Australia may end up standing alone

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in Fortune on October 14 2021.

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: September 2021

December

By Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson, with research assistance from Thomas Pantle

Perspectives | National sovereignty, Australia and the PRC: More similarities than differences

December

Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor. 

By Greg McCarthy

Both President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have heightened their national sovereignty rhetoric for geopolitical purposes and to deal with internal divisions.