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Hugh White

Hugh White

Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies in the Strategic and Defence Studies Center at the Australian National University. He studies Australian strategic and defense policy and the regional and global security issues affecting Australia. He has been an intelligence analyst, a journalist, a senior staffer to Kim Beazley and Bob Hawke, a senior official in the Defence Department, and the first Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). He was the principal author of Australia’s 2000 “Defence White Paper.” His recent publications include the Quarterly EssayPower Shift: Australia’s future between Washington and Beijing” and “The China Choice: Why America should share power.”

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10.31.14

What Should Obama and Xi Say to Each Other at APEC...

CHEN WEIHUA, HUGH WHITE & more

Next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing (November 5-11) between Presidents Xi Jinping, Barack Obama, and other leaders from around the world, is billed as the Chinese capital's highest-profile international event since the 2008 Olympics. Local law...

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10.24.14

A Chance to Introduce Social and Environmental Protections

DAVID DOLLAR, HUGH WHITE, OLIVER RUI, ELIZABETH ECONOMY

Instead of opposing its creation, the U.S. should consider joining the bank as a means of guaranteeing that it matches world-class financing strength with world-class environmental practices.

New York Times

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06.11.14

Is a Declining U.S. Good for China...

ZHA DAOJIONG, GORDON G. CHANG & more

Zha Daojiong:Talk of a U.S. decline is back in vogue. This time, China features more (if not most) prominently in a natural follow-up question: Which country is going to benefit? My answer: certainly not China.Arguably, the first round of “U.S.-in-decline” sentiment emerged...

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04.12.14

China, Japan, and the U.S.—Will Cooler Heads Prevail...

ELY RATNER, HUGH WHITE & more

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's whirlwind tour of China this week saw a tense exchange with his Chinese counterpart, Chang Wanquan, over the intention behind America's "pivot" to Asia, followed by a more measured back-and-forth with President Xi Jinping. Reactions to the...

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10.31.14

What Should Obama and Xi Say to Each Other at APEC...

CHEN WEIHUA, HUGH WHITE & more

Next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing (November 5-11) between Presidents Xi Jinping, Barack Obama, and other leaders from around the world, is billed as the Chinese capital's highest-profile international event since the 2008 Olympics. Local law...

Conversation

06.11.14

Is a Declining U.S. Good for China...

ZHA DAOJIONG, GORDON G. CHANG & more

Zha Daojiong:Talk of a U.S. decline is back in vogue. This time, China features more (if not most) prominently in a natural follow-up question: Which country is going to benefit? My answer: certainly not China.Arguably, the first round of “U.S.-in-decline” sentiment emerged...

Conversation

04.12.14

China, Japan, and the U.S.—Will Cooler Heads Prevail...

ELY RATNER, HUGH WHITE & more

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's whirlwind tour of China this week saw a tense exchange with his Chinese counterpart, Chang Wanquan, over the intention behind America's "pivot" to Asia, followed by a more measured back-and-forth with President Xi Jinping. Reactions to the...

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10.24.14

A Chance to Introduce Social and Environmental Protections

DAVID DOLLAR, HUGH WHITE, OLIVER RUI, ELIZABETH ECONOMY

Instead of opposing its creation, the U.S. should consider joining the bank as a means of guaranteeing that it matches world-class financing strength with world-class environmental practices.

New York Times