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Unipolar Anxieties: Australia's Melanesia Policy after the Age of Intervention

Wallis, Joanne; Wesley, Michael


As a consequence of its membership of a US-centred global alliance network, Australia’s regional obligations in the South Pacific are as pertinent to Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands’s drawdown as they were to its inception. Canberra’s imperatives in the Pacific have been stabilization and the exclusion of hostile interests. Three challenges—the rise of China, the Islamic State insurgency, and the democratic discontinuities in key regional players—have undermined interest in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies
DOI: 10.1002/app5.114
Access Rights: Open Access


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