Writers @ Stanton – Hugh White

Writers @ Stanton – Hugh White

Wednesday, 6 July 1:00 p.m.
Stanton Library, North Sydney
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Hugh White will introduce his latest Quarterly Essay, Sleepwalk to War: Australia's Unthinking Alliance with America.

In this gripping essay, Hugh White explores Australia’s fateful choice to back America to the hilt and oppose China. What led both sides of politics to align with America so absolutely? Is this a case of sleepwalking to war? What tests might a new government face?

White assesses America’s credibility and commitment, by examining AUKUS, the Quad, Trump and Biden. He discusses what the Ukraine conflict tells us about the future. And he argues that the US can neither contain China nor win a war over Taiwan. So where does this leave our future security and prosperity in Asia? Is there a better way to navigate the disruption caused by China's rise?

This is a powerful and original essay by Australia’s leading strategic thinker.