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).

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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.

6 Mar 2019 - 2:24PM

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.

Can the US win the new cold war with China? Not without risking a nuclear war
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.

24 May 2018 - 7:08PM

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.

Australia must ask: does America have the power or resolve to stop China’s rise?
Why the US is no match for China in Asia, and Trump should have stayed at home and played golf
Empty US threats over North Korea are serving Beijing’s interests
Syria and North Korea crises show Donald Trump at his bumbling worst
Why Trump’s budget boost won’t actually strengthen US defences
With their threats to China, Trump and Tillerson are making rookie blunders that will only hurt US credibility