Why should Australia be concerned about… rising tensions in the Taiwan Straits?
In the latest China Matters Explores policy brief, I argue outright war across the Taiwan Strait is highly unlikely. Rather, the PRC is likely to use ‘all means short of war’ to achieve the paramount goal of unification. A PRC pressure campaign to force Taiwan to negotiate unification would entail a mix of tactics including
McCarthyism is now rampant in Australia
Linda Jakobson spoke at the National Security Summit hosted by the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on 22 October 2020 on the issue of foreign interference in Australian education and society. “I will address the session’s first question: When does influence become interference? and then make a few points specifically addressing the issue of foreign interference in education
A New China Narrative for Australia
In this document (27 June 2019), together with contributors Stephen FitzGerald, Allan Gyngell, Jackson Kwok, Andrew Parker, and Michael Wesley, I address the question, why we have to engage with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). A simple answer obscures the complexities of this great yet controversial nation. We untangle the numerous often contentious issues to
Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security for the Inquiry into the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017
I am grateful to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) for this opportunity to comment on the Bill. Please note that this submission is a duplicate of my submission to the PJCIS regarding the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017. Recommendation #1: Avoid demonising people of Chinese heritage.