• Disturbing the peace

    Peter Jennings     |      January 7, 2022

    The increasing threat which Russian and China pose to their neighbours will only ramp up the threat to world peace in 2022.

  • Strengthening ties with Europe

    Peter Jennings     |      December 18, 2021

    Putting more effort into our European ties would signal a new maturity in Australian foreign policy, breaking from the misguided 21st century obsession to narrow the focus to China.

  • An icy winter games

    Peter Jennings     |      December 8, 2021

    Should Australian officials and dignitaries travel with our athletes to Beijing in February for the Winter Olympics?

  • Fly the red ensign, not the white flag

    Peter Jennings     |      November 25, 2021

    While Hugh White preaches appeasement and surrender, Australia and its allies can stand up to Chinese bullying and aggression on the international stage.

  • The defence of Australia begins in Taiwan

    Peter Jennings     |      November 20, 2021

    China is building up its military at breakneck speed and preparing to strike at Taiwan. While its apologists will frame the invasion as inevitable, and in internal affair, Australia and the world’s democracies cannot stand helplessly aside.

  • Appeasement of China won’t save Taiwan

    Peter Jennings     |      October 18, 2021

    The democratic world has done little to oppose Communist China’s militarisation of the South China Sea, wholesale cyber-theft and brutal internal repression. Further appeasement of Xi’s designs on Taiwan would be disastrous, but deterring an attack can work.

  • AUKUS sets a clear direction for Australia’s defence

    Peter Jennings     |      September 23, 2021

    AUKUS is the best thing to have happened in years to give Xi pause in his international risk-taking. The stronger AUKUS is, for example, the less likely he will risk war with an attack on Taiwan.

  • Lessons from Afghanistan

    Peter Jennings     |      August 18, 2021

    The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan is a tragedy for the millions of Afghans who believed the line that the United States, NATO, Australia and others were there to protect them and give their country a chance of stability.

  • What really happened in Wuhan?

    Peter Jennings     |      May 29, 2021

    An American review into the murky origins of the pandemic which has disrupted the world over the past 18 months may help light on some issues the Chinese Communist Party would rather stay hidden.

  • Australian clarity, Chinese bluster and Kiwi equivocation

    Peter Jennings     |      April 25, 2021

    Australia’s strong stance against Chinese bullying stands in stark contrast to New Zealand’s increasingly mealy-mouthed approach.

  • We must stand with Taiwan

    Peter Jennings     |      January 28, 2021

    Communist China continues to ratchet up pressure on Taiwan with repeated incursions of its airspace, and the whole free world – including Australia – has a duty to stand steadfast in its defence.

  • The genius of this nation

    Peter Jennings     |      January 26, 2021

    January 26 marks the anniversary of the First Fleet’s arrival in Sydney in 1788 but also offers a starting point for conversations about moving forward into the future.