Speeches | 31 January 2006

Australia’s new security environment

Allan Gyngell, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, argues in a speech delivered to the Royal Australian Navy Seapower Conference 2006 on 1 February that Australia’s new security environment has been shaped by two important developments – the rise of China, part of a slow rebalancing of global political and economic power back towards Asia, and the significant increase in the power of non-state actors in the international system. Both in their way are manifestations of the technological revolution that we describe in shorthand as globalisation. Globalisation has changed not just the way the Australian government thinks about security, but the way it has to act to preserve it. The full text can be downloaded here.Allan Gyngell

  • Allan Gyngell

Allan Gyngell, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, argues in a speech delivered to the Royal Australian Navy Seapower Conference 2006 on 1 February that Australia’s new security environment has been shaped by two important developments – the rise of China, part of a slow rebalancing of global political and economic power back towards Asia, and the significant increase in the power of non-state actors in the international system. Both in their way are manifestations of the technological revolution that we describe in shorthand as globalisation. Globalisation has changed not just the way the Australian government thinks about security, but the way it has to act to preserve it. The full text can be downloaded here.Allan Gyngell

  • Allan Gyngell