Why Bob Carr is right about China

If Australia is to join the AIIB, the decision should be based on cautious and careful calculation of what is in our national interest, rather than a knee-jerk response.

Bob Carr’s Diary of a Foreign Minister was most widely reported for its fetishisation of the ideal of a ‘concave abdomen defined by deep-cut obliques.’

But the book’s Patrick Bateman-esque musings belie Carr’s acute understanding of international relations in Asia, and Chinese foreign policy in particular.

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