Michael Pembroke

Michael Pembroke

Michael Pembroke is a former New South Wales Supreme Court judge and the author of America in Retreat: The Decline of US Leadership from WW2 to Covid-19, released in Australia as Play By The Rules: The Short Story of America’s Leadership from Hiroshima to Covid-19.

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Opinion | As Alaska talks showed, the US’ attitude to China and the world is outdated. When will it realise this?

The US approach to China is binary, deep-seated and transparently hegemonic. Washington can’t seem to see the world has moved on. China is not perfect but it stands for multipolarity under the banner of the UN, not a US-led ‘rules based order’ that represents a minority of the world’s peoples.

The US approach to China is binary, deep-seated and transparently hegemonic. Washington can’t seem to see the world has moved on. China is not perfect but it stands for multipolarity under the banner of the UN, not a US-led ‘rules based order’ that represents a minority of the world’s peoples.

27 Mar 2021 - 3:52AM
Opinion | Why Australia must steer clear of America’s moral crusade against China

America’s global standing is in decline, on the back of its single-minded pursuit of military might and consistent flouting of the rules-based order it helped create. Anti-China enthusiasts in Australia also need to view China’s record in a historical context.

America’s global standing is in decline, on the back of its single-minded pursuit of military might and consistent flouting of the rules-based order it helped create. Anti-China enthusiasts in Australia also need to view China’s record in a historical context.

28 Oct 2020 - 9:49AM
Opinion | China’s rise: why US advocacy for confrontation leaves Asia cold

Asian nations recognise that the balance of global order has changed, and China’s rise – backed by both economic and military might – must be accommodated, like it or not.

Asian nations recognise that the balance of global order has changed, and China’s rise – backed by both economic and military might – must be accommodated, like it or not.

30 Aug 2020 - 2:50AM