Defence: who are we, what do we stand for?

May 30, 2024
Australian missile defence system concept, 3D rendering

Allan Behm, head of international and security at the Australia Institute, discusses foreign affairs, defence, AUKUS and security issues facing Australia. Behm poses the question: do we know who we are and what we stand for in attempting to secure our national interest?

As we balance our relations with long time ally the United States and our economic relations with China in an increasingly fraught geo political environment, Australia is often fearful and lacking in confidence.

We confuse risks with fears, as Allan details in his book ‘No enemies, no friends‘, about our diplomacy and his forthcoming book ‘the odd couple’, about our alliance with America.

Listen to the full podcast here:

Allan Behm, Int’l & Security; Australia Instit (vol#371)

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