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The Willing Ally? Australian Strategic Policy in A Contested Asia

Schreer, Benjamin; Lee, Sheryn

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Australia has long been a key ally of the United States in the Asia-Pacific, and it has welcomed US announcements of a 'pivot' towards the region in the face of a rising China. Canberra will lend political support, provide US forces with greater strategic depth, and offer selective military contributions, particularly in the eastern Indian Ocean and the Malacca and Lombok Straits. However, Benjamin Schreer and Sheryn Lee argue that, barring a dramatic change in the strategic environment,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSchreer, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorLee, Sheryn
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:20:36Z
dc.identifier.issn0307-1847
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/32065
dc.description.abstractAustralia has long been a key ally of the United States in the Asia-Pacific, and it has welcomed US announcements of a 'pivot' towards the region in the face of a rising China. Canberra will lend political support, provide US forces with greater strategic depth, and offer selective military contributions, particularly in the eastern Indian Ocean and the Malacca and Lombok Straits. However, Benjamin Schreer and Sheryn Lee argue that, barring a dramatic change in the strategic environment, Australia will retain its focus on the immediate neighbourhood and will remain sceptical of attempts to construct an anti-Chinese coalition.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceThe RUSI Journal
dc.titleThe Willing Ally? Australian Strategic Policy in A Contested Asia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume157
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160601 - Australian Government and Politics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4713172xPUB88
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSchreer, Benjamin, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLee, Sheryn, University of Pennsylvania
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage78
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage84
local.identifier.doi10.1080/03071847.2012.733118
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T08:31:49Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84867976491
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