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A focused force: Australia's Defence priorities in the Asian century

White, Hugh


The biggest questions for Australia’s defence white paper concern China. How does China's rise affect Australia's strategic situation and what does it mean for our defence needs? Just as Australia's strategic outlook has been dominated in past decades by American primacy in Asia, so in future it will be shaped more than anything else by what follows as America's primacy fades and China's grows. The biggest risk is not that China becomes a direct threat to Australia but that the erosion of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Book


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