Hugh White

is emeritus professor of strategic studies at the Australian National University. He is a former deputy-secretary of the Department of Defence and wrote Australia’s Defence White Paper 2000.

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podcast May 10, 2021

Does Dutton really want war with China?

The relationship between Australia and China has already reached an all time low, but now senior political figures are starting to talk publicly about war. Today, Hugh White on how likely a hot war with China really is, and why our government seems to be talking up the possibility.

News May 08, 2021

Hugh White on how a conflict with China ‘would very likely become a nuclear war’

As the Morrison government attempts a policy of containment against China, it risks the real prospect of war and one of the biggest failures of statecraft in Australia’s history.