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An Australian-Japan alliance?


CollectionsThe Centre of Gravity (CoG) Series Papers
Title: An Australian-Japan alliance?
Author(s): White, Hugh
Editor(s): Carr, Andrew
Date published: Dec-2012
Publisher: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), Australian National University
Series/Report no.: Centre of Gravity Series Papers (Australian National University. Strategic and Defence Studies Centre) ; No. 4
Description: 
In this Centre of Gravity paper, Professor Hugh White explores the potential and risks of an alliance between Japan and Australia. Japan is one of Australia's most important economic partners, a close ally of the US and might be prepared to sell Australia a highly advanced submarine fleet. Yet, for all the overlap of values, Professor White cautions that there is not necessarily an overlap of interests. In particular the rise of China poses difficult questions for the long term potential for the relationship, and for Australia's desire to avoid having to choose between the US and China.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/228708
ISSN: 2208-7303

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