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Webinar Launch - 'Spy vs Spy: The New Age of Espionage'

Speakers Danielle Cave, Andrew Davies, Kim McGrath, Jonathan Pearlman and Penny Wong

ASPI and Australian Foreign Affairs presents – Spy vs Spy: The New Age of Espionage

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and Australian Foreign Affairs is delighted to invite you to a panel discussion on the new issue of Australian Foreign Affairs: Spy vs Spy: The New Age of Espionage.

This issue of Australian Foreign Affairs explores the threat facing Australia as changes in technology enable malign actors to target individuals, officials, businesses and infrastructure – challenges that have only sharpened due to Covid-19. Topics tackled by the authors in this ninth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs – which we will cover, and debate, in our panel discussion, include:

  • Anne-Marie Brady uncovers the covert influence and activities of China’s network of spy agencies.
  • Danielle Cave probes how data and technology have shaped espionage in a time of crisis and beyond.
  • Andrew Davies sweeps Australian intelligence history to show how technology has transformed state-on-state espionage.
  • Kim McGrath reveals Australia’s intelligence failures in Timor and asks whether we owe more to our neighbours.
  • Penny Wong argues for a foreign policy shift to confront a fast- changing Asia-Pacific.

Please join the authors and Editor Jonathan Pearlman on 19 August at 11am. ASPI’s Danielle Cave will chair the event.

Click here to register for this event. 

Registration is free, but essential.


Danielle Cave

Danielle is Director - Executive, Strategy and Research.

Andrew Davies

Andrew was the inaugural Director of ASPI's Defence & Strategy Program a post which he held until March 2018

Kim McGrath

Kim McGrath is a researcher and author of Crossing the Line: Australia's Secret History in the Timor Sea as well as one of the lead essays in the latest issue of Australian Foreig

Jonathan Pearlman

Jonathan Pearlman is the editor of Australian Foreign Affairs and the world editor of The Saturday Paper.

Penny Wong

South Australian Senator, Penny Wong is Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs.