The Dilemma between Security and Economy: Japan’s Strategy toward the New Cold War

Sino-U.S. relations experienced a strategic turning point in 2018. Chinese expectations that the U.S. would continue to support free trade and U.S. expectations that economic liberalization in China would eventually lead to democratization crumbled. Is this the start of a new Cold War? The U.S. is Japan’s most important security ally, while China is Japan’s biggest trading partner. Facing a trade and technology war between …

The Geopolitics of the Quantum Race

Is the quantum race really happening and is this a valid way for us to understand breakthroughs in quantum technology? How can historical parallels with nuclear energy and the space race help us understand where we’re headed? What are the possibilities – and the perils – that await us in a quantum future?

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age

The rise of cyber-weapons has transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes, cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Join David E. Sanger, New York Times national security correspondent, for this exclusive Australian appearance discussing his latest book The Perfect Weapon. This event is presented as part of the CISS Global Forum.