Australia will be left stranded as a lonely Western outpost in Asia by Prof. Kishore Mahbubani
On April 15, 2023, John Menadue’s Public Policy Journal published the article “Australia will be left stranded as a lonely Western outpost in Asia” written by Prof. Kishore Mahbubani
The article discusses Australia’s future and geopolitical challenges in the twenty-first century. Professor Mahbubani argues that Australia’s focus on its cooperation with the Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States (AUKUS) partners is an outdated approach to the new challenges of the 21st century in Asia.
“AUKUS isn’t designed to protect Australia today. It is designed to protect Australia in the middle of this century. And what will the world look like in 2050? In one possible scenario, the US could still be the number one power in the world, with the strongest military capability in East Asia. If this happens, Australia will be well-protected. In a second scenario, which seems more likely, China will emerge as the leading economic power in the world, with the strongest military capability in East Asia, and the US will reduce its foreign entanglements and diminish its presence in East Asia.”
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