David Morris
David Morris
David Morris is a former Australian and multilateral diplomat. He is vice-chair of the UNESCAP Sustainable Business Network, senior research fellow at Beijing Foreign Studies University and research fellow, Corvinus University of Budapest, where he is currently completing a PhD.  Twitter @dm_aus 

Optimism about globalisation could be snuffed out for a long time, making the outlook for China and its deeply global value chains problematic. How China chooses to respond could deepen Western fears – or begin the long process of nurturing a new form of sustainable cooperation.

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Any overreaction by China to this unremarkable alliance of traditional partners would only reinforce their current China ‘threat’ narratives. The nuclear submarine announcement could prove to be more about geopolitical posturing than anything else.

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Australia has chosen a side, tying its future security to deeper integration into the US contest with China. No doubt this is a suitable arrangement for the US, but it raises several questions for Australia – not least what does it lose if the strategy fails?

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