David Brophy

David Brophy reviews 'Island Off the Coast of Asia' by Clinton Fernandes

David Brophy
25 October 2018

Marise Payne’s recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly touted Australia’s support for ‘rules’ and ‘international law’ in creating a global order that works ‘for More

David Brophy reviews 'Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia' by Clive Hamilton

David Brophy
26 February 2018

Lawyers, media organisations, human rights NGOs, and unions have been lining up recently to warn us of a serious threat facing civil liberties in Australia. It comes in the form of Malcolm More

David Brophy reviews 'Without America: Australia in the New Asia' (Quarterly Essay 68) by Hugh White

David Brophy
21 February 2018

For upward of a decade, Hugh White has been sounding a warning: that Australia’s long-standing policy of relying on the United States as guarantor of our security in Asia was approaching More

David Brophy reviews 'The Souls of China: The return of religion after Mao' by Ian Johnson

David Brophy
23 November 2017

In 1989, as the Chinese Communist Party came to terms with the ongoing significance of religion in post-Mao China, they needed a new formula to explain its survival. Religion was, they sai More