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Hugh White

Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies in the School of International, Political & Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. He is a regular columnist for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. From 2001 to 2004 Professor White was the first Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Before that he had served as an intelligence analyst with the Office of National Assessments, as a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, as a senior adviser on the staffs of Defence Minister Kim Beazley and Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and as a senior official in the Department of Defence, where from 1995 to 2000 he was Deputy Secretary for Strategy and Intelligence.

Articles by Hugh White (174)

  • 29 May 2017 08:30
    America’s alliances are not much of an asset at all in managing relations with China. Indeed they are in many ways a net liability, because the benefits they offer are offset by the costs they impose.
  • 21 Apr 2017 08:30
    Trump’s signature mix of tough talk and feeble action is having exactly the effect his critics always expected and feared. It weakens America’s position in Asia, and strengthens China’s.
  • 24 Mar 2017 09:06
    A lightly edited transcript of an email exchange between Professor Hugh White, author of 'The China Choice: Why America Should Share Power', and Lowy Institute Senior Fellow Sam Roggeveen.
  • 24 Feb 2017 10:48
    It is possible to sketch what’s happening in Asia and what it means for Australia in terms which are not as scary politically or diplomatically as our ministers seem to assume. Here is a modest drafting suggestion.
  • 24 Jan 2017 17:03
    This year it is 25 years since Francis Fukuyama published The End of History and the Last Man.
  • 12 Dec 2016 11:36
    The myth at the heart of the sentimentalist view of the alliance is it draws its strength and durability from the fundamental values and historical connections that we share rather than from a mere alignment of interests.
  • 15 Nov 2016 10:58
    Australia, like many other countries, now faces some big questions about how to respond to the election of President Trump. Here are three of them.
  • 10 Nov 2016 16:57
    A lot will go wrong over the coming months and years, as America’s role in the world, including and perhaps especially in our region, swerves off the rails.