Opinion: The best security money can buy? April 30, 2014 Professor Mark Beeson shares his thoughts on the Abbott Government spending $24 billion on a new generation of fighter aircraft in The Conversation. Professor Beeson argues that Australia should follow New Zealand’s lead, channelling funds into long-term economic and environmental security rather than defence. You can read his piece here. An expert in international politics, Professor Beeson’s work focuses on issues associated with regional political economy and international relations. A specialist in East Asia and the Asia-Pacific, Professor Beeson works in the areas of regionalism, regional institutions and the politics of climate change. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Experts, School of Management and Governance Research Tags: defence, international politics, mark beeson, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!