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The Next Major War: Can the US and Its Allies Win against China_banner

Book launch: The Next Major War: Can the US and Its Allies Win against China?

Speakers Dr Ross Babbage, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Senator James Paterson and Bec Shrimpton

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) invites you to attend the launch of Ross Babbage’s new book The Next Major War: Can the US and Its Allies Win against China?.

The event will be held at ASPI’s headquarters in Canberra on Wednesday 21 June from 6:00pm and will be live-streamed for those who can’t attend in-person.

Register here to attend online.

In-Person attendance is now FULL. (ASPI Office - Canberra).

Bec Shrimpton, Director of Defence, Strategy and National Security at ASPI, will lead a discussion with the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Senior Fellow at ASPI, Senator James Paterson, Liberal Senator for Victoria and Ross Babbage on the book’s topic, followed by drinks and canapes.

In recent years, the risk of major war between China, the United States and its allies has significantly escalated with a clash over the future of Taiwan being the likely turning point.

While most scholarship has centered on the increasing risks of war and the way such conflict might begin, there is little discussion on the potential for allied deterrence and collective defense strategy.

In his new book, Ross Babbage explores the enduring and long-ranging impact of such a war on the US alliance.

Against the backdrop of two types of war, one of the military type and the other of the economic, societal and political, Babbage assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each side, identifies the phases that would likely characterise this war and examines the factors that might determine its duration and outcome.

Understanding what form of conflict such a war might take, the way in which it could progress and how it might be won is crucial for the US and allied defence and national security communities.


Dr Ross Babbage

Dr Ross Babbage is Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Forum Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation committed to fostering high-level discussions and debates on the prima

The Honourable Kim Beazley AC

Kim Beazley is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at ASPI. 

Mr Beazley was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1980 and represented the electorates of Swan (1980-96) and Brand (1996-2007). 

Senator James Paterson

Senator James Paterson is a Liberal Senator for Victoria.

First elected in March 2016 at age 28, Senator Paterson is the youngest Liberal ever elected to the Senate.

Bec Shrimpton

Bec is Director Defence Strategy and National Security at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, having previously been responsible for convening The Sydney Dialogue, Australia’s premier policy