Hawkish elements in the Australian national security establishment may be overstating the risks of conflict with China. Photo: Handout
Hawkish elements in the Australian national security establishment may be overstating the risks of conflict with China. Photo: Handout
Tony Walker
Opinion

Opinion

Tony Walker

Australia would be wise not to pound ‘drums of war’ over Taiwan as there’s too much at stake

  • China’s recent threats against Taiwan have heightened the risk, however remote, of a military confrontation between superpowers
  • As an ally of the US, Australia cannot avoid contemplating the possibility of a meltdown in the Taiwan Strait and the subsequent repercussions

Hawkish elements in the Australian national security establishment may be overstating the risks of conflict with China. Photo: Handout
Hawkish elements in the Australian national security establishment may be overstating the risks of conflict with China. Photo: Handout
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