J Molan and M Wesley, ‘Correspondence: “Dangerous proximity” by Michael Wesley’, Australian Foreign Affairs, February 2019

Here I have provided a critique of Michael Wesley’s article, Dangerous proximity: the collapse of Australia’s defences in a contested Asia including the following:

“Michael’s article is a reminder that for decades Australia has lacked a national security strategy beyond hoping that a “great and powerful friend” will come to the rescue in the event of conflict. In retrospect, this approach worked. But I agree that it is no longer viable when the Indo-Pacific is emerging as one of the most important theatres of great power competition.”

‘Correspondence: "Dangerous proximity" by Michael Wesley’