Hugh White

Hugh White

Hugh White is emeritus professor of strategic studies at the Australian National University. He served for many years as a senior defence and intelligence official with the Australian government before heading ANU's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. His publications include “The China Choice” (2012) and “How to Defend Australia” (forthcoming 2019).

Latest from Hugh White

Opinion | To help defuse US-China tensions, Asian states must agree on America’s role in region

To help balance China, leading Asian countries should have a frank discussion about Washington’s role in Asia and convey their views plainly to the US.

To help balance China, leading Asian countries should have a frank discussion about Washington’s role in Asia and convey their views plainly to the US.

26 Sep 2020 - 8:34AM
Opinion | Can the US win the new cold war with China? Not without risking a nuclear war

America is using flimsy means to confront the strongest adversary it has ever faced, and needs to ask itself if it is willing to fight a hot war to maintain its position in Asia.

America is using flimsy means to confront the strongest adversary it has ever faced, and needs to ask itself if it is willing to fight a hot war to maintain its position in Asia.

6 Mar 2019 - 2:24PM
Australia must ask: does America have the power or resolve to stop China’s rise?

After a 2017 where Australia tried prodding the US into doing more to counter China in the Asia-Pacific – to Beijing’s ire – Canberra is now attempting to talk things down. Australia faces some hard questions if it wants to build a sustainable relationship with the new China.

After a 2017 where Australia tried prodding the US into doing more to counter China in the Asia-Pacific – to Beijing’s ire – Canberra is now attempting to talk things down. Australia faces some hard questions if it wants to build a sustainable relationship with the new China.

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