• 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.