Q&A: James Clapper

Former US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper AO, visited Australia this year as a guest of the ANU National Security College. He was joined by former Australian Ambassador to the United States, Kim Beazley AC, for a discussion of the challenges, successes and future of the Australia-US alliance.

It was a rare opportunity for the audience in Llewellyn Hall to hear their insights into how Washington and Canberra view this critical security relationship.

This is an edited extract of their discussion.