• Ourselves, alone

    Hugh White     |      January 21, 2020

    Many people believe that Australia would never need to defend itself unaided, however the reality is that we must depend on our own resources to ensure our own defence.

  • Standing alone: why Australia can’t rely on America

    Hugh White     |      December 27, 2019

    The rising threat of China and the relative decline in American power and resolve mean that Australia must get serious about assuring its own defence in the future.

  • How to defend Australia

    Hugh White     |      August 14, 2019

    The task Australia faces in deciding its future levels of defence spending is to balance that risk against the cost of building the armed forces required to deal with it.

  • The costs of containing China

    Hugh White     |      January 15, 2019

    Washington’s policymakers have finally realised that China is a serious strategic rival. Now they must decide what, if anything, to do about it.

  • Australia’s real choice about China

    Hugh White     |      June 6, 2018

    Australia’s problem with China is bigger and simpler than we think, and thus harder to solve. The central issue is that China wants to replace the United States as the primary power in East Asia, and we don’t want that to happen.