12 May 2023
PGM: Beijing’s propaganda, climate and Australia’s national security, federal budget & Defence spending
In 2022, then U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, despite threats of retaliation from Beijing over the visit. Dr Samantha Hoffman speaks to Nadège Rolland about Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit, Beijing’s propaganda, and its effectiveness.
While climate change is primarily viewed as an environmental challenge, Australia, like many other countries, is increasingly focused on the implications of climate change for Australia’s national security. Dr Robert Glasser speaks to Dr Tobias Ide about climate and Australia’s national security and how climate hazards can lead to conflict.
This week was budget week in Canberra, and to break down the Defence budget, Bec Shrimpton speaks to David Uren. They discuss defence projects and the usefulness, or otherwise, of measuring defence spending by GDP.
Guests (in order of appearance):
Dr Samantha Hoffman: www.aspi.org.au/bio/samantha-hoffman
Nadège Rolland: www.nbr.org/people/nadege-rolland/
Dr Robert Glasser: www.aspi.org.au/bio/robert-glasser
Dr Tobias Ide: profiles.murdoch.edu.au/myprofile/tobias-ide/
Bec Shrimpton: www.aspi.org.au/bio/bec-shrimpton
David Uren: www.aspi.org.au/bio/david-uren
Metnioned in this episode:
Climate change and Australia’s national security: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.108…18.2023.2170978
Music: "Rodeo Drive" by Eazy, licensed with permission from the Independent Music Licensing Collective - imlcollective.uk