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Diplomacy in an asymmetric alliance: Reconciling Sino-Australian relations with ANZUS, 1971-2007

Tow, Shannon


There is an assumption in international relations literature that junior allies must choose between supporting a dominant global alliance partner and engaging with a rising power. Yet, Australian policy-makers have paradoxically managed to deepen Sino-Australian relations despite their bilateral alliance with the United States. They have developed a discrete China policy on the assumption that they could persuade Washington to accept it over time. They reasoned that this outcome was more likely...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
DOI: 10.1093/irap/lcr021


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