The Great Australian China Debate: Issues and Implications for the US and the World

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On Monday 10 September, Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of the National Security College ANU delivered a lecture to the Sigur Center of Asian Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. Titled The Great Australian China Debate: Issues and Implications for the United States and the World, the speech examined Australia’s new assertion of its interests and independence in regards to its complex relationship with the People’s Republic of China.

The text of the speech is available here The Great Australian China Debate.

Via the link below, listen as Professor Medcalf positions Australia’s China debate in the broader dynamic of strategic competition in the Indo-Pacific region and considers wider implications for the United States, allies and partners in managing Chinese power while avoiding both capitulation and conflict.

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