Dr Iain Henry is a Lecturer at the Australian National University’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
The false dichotomy at the heart of Australia’s China debate
The conventional wisdom emerging around “sovereignty” vs “surrender” may be more foolish than wise.
In Australia’s China “debate”, there is no monopoly on morality
It would be tragic if anger at China’s sins prompted Australia to adopt policies making even greater misery more likely.
Finally, some plain talk on the Quad
The US Secretary of State dropped a fig leaf: Washington thinks the Quad can help put China back in its “proper place”.
Australia struggles for clarity on the South China Sea
Voters should know if their next government will conduct freedom of navigation operations in contested waters.
Friends like these … allies and the Pence speech
The US may have to adjust its goals and means to obtain full allied support for its China policy, and what about Trump?
Empathising with China
It is possible to both condemn China’s political system, but also accept it as an incipient great power with legitimate security concerns.