Commentary | 15 February 2011

The Defence debate down under, in context

In this piece for the CSIS Asia policy blog Cogitasia, the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that a new independent report calling for Australian strategic clout against China needs to be seen in context, and not as a representation of official Australian thinking. Australia is strengthening its defences in light of the rise of China, but not as single-mindedly or provocatively as the new report suggests.It is available on Cogitasia.Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf

In this piece for the CSIS Asia policy blog Cogitasia, the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that a new independent report calling for Australian strategic clout against China needs to be seen in context, and not as a representation of official Australian thinking. Australia is strengthening its defences in light of the rise of China, but not as single-mindedly or provocatively as the new report suggests.It is available on Cogitasia.Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf