On this episode of Defence Connect Insight Podcast, visiting fellow at the Griffith University Asia Institute, Dr Peter Layton, unpacks the forward-looking problem-solving approach that is grand strategy.
Dr Layton and host Steve Kuper delve into the importance of building such a strategy for Australia, why China’s expansion into the Pacific could be a cause for concern, and how Australia can respond to this challenge in light of its long-term objectives.
Dr Layton explains the difference between grand strategy and national interest, who is responsible for coordinating this approach, and how other middle powers have tackled the implementation of grand strategies to their benefit.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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