Ernesto Gallo and Giovanni Biava
on Aug 1st, 2013
By 30 November Australia will have a new parliament. Before then, however, her citizens will have to solve a puzzling dilemma: whom do they want to go with? With the USA or the People’s Republic of China?
The dilemma has been recently proposed by the academic and commentator, Hugh White. To be fair, most politicians and observers, including the recently ousted Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, believe that there is no need to choose at all. On the one hand, the USA would continue being Australia’s main security provider, obviously bearing in mind that in the most recent Defence White Paper (2009), the...