“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
Author: Sarah Knight
Sarah Knight is a fourth year undergraduate student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Her interests include international security, geopolitics and strategy, and ethnic conflict.
Almost reflexively, parallels are drawn between the Cold War and the new bipolar world order. However, lessons learned from the Cold War cannot be directly applied to this new Sino-American bipolarity.
Five Eyes focuses mainly on signals intelligence, which includes intercepting information transmitted online or over the phone … the Five Eyes countries share the strategic goal of balancing a rising China.
Australia’s desire to exhibit international leadership has run counter to Sino-Australian peace. In April 2020 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison led the calls for a World Health Organization investigation into the origins of COVID-19 in China, prompting a freeze on diplomatic relations which has endured throughout 2020 into 2021.