Australian Foreign Affairs

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Australian Foreign Affairs is the country’s leading foreign affairs journal. In a world arguably less stable than at any time since World War II, it examines the most significant global issues affecting Australia.

Australian Foreign Affairs is produced by Schwartz Media. After more than forty years of publishing some of Australia’s most influential authors and journalists, Schwartz Media has a reputation for excellence.

The AFA journal is released three times a year and publishes some of Australia’s leading thinkers, including Paul Keating, Hugh White, Linda Jaivin, Allan Gyngell, Penny Wong, Margaret Simons, George Megalogenis, Michael Wesley, Kim Beazley, Linda Jakobson, Christos Tsiolkas and many more.

Latest Issue:

The latest issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines Australia’s momentous decision to form a security pact with the United States and the United Kingdom that includes an ambitious, expensive and risky plan to acquire nuclear-power submarines – a move that will have far-reaching military and strategic consequences.

Dead in the Water looks at whether the AUKUS deal will enhance or undermine Australia’s security as tensions between China and the US rise, at the impact on Australia’s ties with its regional neighbours, and at whether the submarines plan is likely to ever be achieved.

Essays include: 

  • Hugh White examines whether Australia needs nuclear-powered submarines and whether the AUKUS plan will deliver them
  • Susannah Patton looks at the lessons for Australia from the region’s responses to AUKUS.
  • Elizabeth Buchanan explores how Australia could use its valuable geography to enhance ties with AUKUS allies and other partners.
  • Andrew Davies weighs the benefits of nuclear-powered submarines against the costs of acquiring and maintaining them.
  • Hervé Lemahieu proposes that Australia pursue a common travel area and an integrated digital market with the Pacific.
  • Jack Corbett considers Solomon Islands’ economic options in an era of great power rivalry

    PLUS Paul Monk on Australia’s military posture, correspondence on AFA19: The New Domino Theory from Albert Zhang and Jieh-Yung Lo,
    and more.

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  • First Issue: Issue 1: The Big Picture
  • Latest Issue: Issue 20: Dead In The Water
  • Issue Count: 20
  • Page Count: 2,847