Hugh White is the author of The China Choice and How To Defend Australia, and the acclaimed Quarterly Essays Power Shift and Without America. He is emeritus professor of strategic studies at ANU and was the principal author of Australia’s Defence White Paper 2000.
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Is the US–Australia alliance now based on a fantasy?
America is fading, and China will soon be the dominant power in our region. What does this mean for Australia’s future?
In Power Shift, Hugh White considers Australia's future between Beijing and Washington. As the power balance shifts, and China’s influence grows, what might this mean for our nation?