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Steering between primacies: Challenges to the Australia-U.S. alliance

Wesley, Michael


The Australia-U.S. alliance has experienced three straight decades of tightening and deepening, driven by a range of factors. The advent of the "unipolar moment" provided a strong incentive for Australia to make a sustained diplomatic effort to reinforce and renovate its alliance with the United States after the Cold War, rather than to attenuate it as Thailand and the Philippines did. The tech-driven surge in the U.S. economy, coupled with the revolution in military affairs, convinced...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Policy
DOI: 10.1353/asp.2017.0045


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