The China Conundrum

In this episode, we speak with Dr Malcolm Davis, a Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Dr Davis provides insight into China’s recent actions, why this presents challenges with regard to the use of Chinese manufactured security equipment at sensitive sites around Australia and why Australia needs to look at ways to reboot its own manufacturing capabilities.

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Guest speaker

Dr. Malcolm Davis joined ASPI as a Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability in January 2016.

Prior to this he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in China-Western Relations with the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University from March 2012 to January 2016, and he currently retains an Honorary Assistant Professor position in the Faculty. He has worked with the Department of Defence, both in Navy Headquarters in the Strategy and Force Structure area, and with Strategic Policy Division in the Strategic Policy Guidance and Strategic External Relations and Education sections from November 2007 to March 2012.

Prior to this appointment he was a Lecturer in Defence Studies with Kings College London at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, in Shrivenham, UK, from June 2000 to October 2007. He holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Hull as well as two Masters degrees in Strategic Studies, including from the Australian National University’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. His main research focus is on defence strategy and capability development, military technology, and the future of warfare.

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The podcast duration is 24 minutes and 56 seconds.