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  • Published: 13 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760642020
  • Imprint: Australian Foreign Affairs
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $26.00

Spy vs Spy: The New Age of Espionage: Australian Foreign Affairs 9



Spy vs Spy examines the newest threats and vulnerabilities Australia faces from espionage and foreign spies.

'As its strength has increased, it has become clear that China has it own preferred set of rules. And that is as true in espionage as it is in geopolitics.' -Andrew Davies

The ninth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs explores the threat facing Australia as changes in technology enable malign actors to target individuals, officials, business and infrastructure - challenges that have only sharpened due to COVID-19.

Spy vs Spy examines how Australian agencies can defend against this attempt to not only steal secrets but also disrupt the workings of government and society.

Penny Wong argues for a foreign policy shift to confront a fast-changing Asia-Pacific

Andrew Davies sweeps Australian intelligence history to show how technology has transformed state-on-state espionage

Danielle Cave probes how data and technology have shaped espionage in a time of crisis and beyond

Kim McGrath reveals Australia's intelligence failures in Timor and asks whether we owe more to our neighbours

Anne-Marie Brady uncovers the covert influence and activities of China's network of spy agencies

Susan Harris Rimmer challenges Australia to shape the agenda of multilateral institutions

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  • Published: 13 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760642020
  • Imprint: Australian Foreign Affairs
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Jonathan Pearlman

Jonathan Pearlman is the editor of Australian Foreign Affairs and is a correspondent for the Telegraph (UK) and the Straits Times (Singapore). He previously worked at the Sydney Morning Herald, covering foreign affairs and politics from Canberra and Sydney. He has worked as a correspondent in the Middle East, as well as covering various international stories, including the 2008 US election and the violence in eastern Congo. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Diplomat, Good Weekend, and the Australian Book Review, and he has been a Walkley Award finalist and United Nations Media Award winner. He was born in Sydney and studied at the University of New South Wales and Oxford University.

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