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The untold spy story of WWI

In 1910 a proposed Alliance between Germany and France (See New York Times Article ) worried Britain so they sent someone to 'sniff around'.

The story is a personal journey of discovery set in the vibrant energy that is Zanzibar. Susan finds herself in the palace of the great Sultan of Zanzibar as private tutor to his children. She immerses herself in the heady experiences of that rich island. From making friends with her personal servant, Subira, to falling in love with Asim, a senior member of the Sultan's court. Susan delights in the discovery of Zanzibar and the discovery of herself. The only shadow being that she was recruited by British Military Intelligence as a spy. That compromises her love for Asim and will eventually cut the silken thread that is her journey into the exotic.

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The China Choice: Why America Should Share Power by Hugh White


The China Choice: Why America Should Share Power


Hugh White

Hugh White is professor of strategic studies at ANU and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute.





China is rising - how should America respond? That could be the crucial question of the twenty-first century, according to strategic expert Hugh White. In this essential book, White considers what the US should do in the Asian century. As China's economy grows to become the world's largest, America has three choices: it can compete, share power or concede leadership in Asia. The choice is momentous: as significant for America's future as any it has faced. White controversially argues that America's best option is to share power with China - relinquish its sole supremacy but not concede a leading role. The China Choice is an urgent intervention in the China debate and provides a blueprint for a peaceful future.


Hugh White is a professor of strategic studies at ANU. He has been an intelligence analyst, a journalist and a senior Defence official. In 2010 he wrote the acclaimed Quarterly Essay Power Shift: Australia's Future between Washington and Beijing. The finest synthesis to date of all the major questions facing East Asia ... a provocative work imbued with intellectual integrity.


Robert D. Kaplan A brilliant and incisive analysis of the US-China relationship which contains vitally important recommendations for how its dangers may be avoided and peace secured. Indispensable reading.


Anatol Lieven Thoughtful, thought-provoking and highly readable.


J. Stapleton Roy, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and former US ambassador to China Trenchant assessment from a sympathetic but clinically detached perspective. Agree or disagree in the end, readers will be better off for understanding White's case.


James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic and author of Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China and China Airborne Every student of Asian geopolitics will benefit from reflecting on the arguments in The China Choice.


Walter Russell Mead, editor-at-large of The American Interest Erudition and a first-rate intellect - a must-read.


Bob Hawke, prime minister of Australia 1983-91 A lucid and hugely stimulating contribution to a debate we can no longer avoid. -Gareth Evans, president emeritus of the International Crisis Group