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.

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The latest issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines China’s ultimate goals as an emerging superpower, including the extent of its territorial ambitions.

The New Domino Theory looks at Australia's place in China’s long-term plans and at the threat – if any – that Beijing poses to Australian security, politics and society. 

Essays include:

  • James Curran explores the origins of Australia’s anxiety about China and options for dealing with the threat.
  • Merriden Varrall looks at whether the conventional wisdom that underpins our China policy is correct.
  • Margaret Simons tells the inside story of how Labor came to back AUKUS.
  • Yun Jiang analyses Australia’s approach to addressing foreign interference and its consequences.
  • Phil Orchard calls for Australia to play a greater role in addressing Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
  • ​Jacqui Baker examines the ongoing toll of corruption in Indonesia.
  • Ryan Cropp assesses Gough Whitlam’s foreign policy.
PLUS Correspondence from Luke Gosling, Margaret Beavis, Wesley Morgan and more.

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  • First Issue: Issue 1: The Big Picture
  • Latest Issue: Issue 19: The New Domino Theory
  • Issue Count: 19
  • Page Count: 2,720
  • Published: Not set