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This issue of Australian Foreign Affairs explores the threat facing Australia as changes in technology enable malign actors to target individuals, officials, businesses and infrastructure – challenges that have only sharpened due to Covid-19. Topics tackled by the authors in this ninth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs – which will be discussed and debated in the panel discussion, include:
Anne-Marie Brady uncovers the covert influence and activities of China’s network of spy agencies.
Danielle Cave probes how data and technology have shaped espionage in a time of crisis and beyond.
Andrew Davies sweeps Australian intelligence history to show how technology has transformed state-on-state espionage.
Kim McGrath reveals Australia’s intelligence failures in Timor and asks whether we owe more to our neighbours.
Penny Wong argues for a foreign policy shift to confront a fast- changing Asia-Pacific.
Please join the authors and Editor Jonathan Pearlman on 19 August at 11am. ASPI’s Danielle Cave will chair the event.
South Australian Senator, Penny Wong is Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Dr Andrew Davies is a Senior Fellow after having served as the inaugural Director of ASPI's Defence & Strategy Program a post which he held until March 2018.
Kim McGrath is a researcher and author of Crossing the Line: Australia's Secret History in the Timor Sea. She has been published in the Monthly and has long experience working in government and policy development. She is Research Director, Office of the Hon Steve Bracks AC.
Professor Brady is a specialist of Chinese politics (domestic politics and foreign policy), polar politics, Pacific politics, and New Zealand foreign policy.
Jonathan Pearlman is the editor of Australian Foreign Affairs and the world editor of The Saturday Paper. He previously worked at The Sydney Morning Herald, covering foreign affairs and politics from Canberra and Sydney.
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia’s strategic and defence leaders. ASPI generates new ideas for government, allowing them to make better-info...
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