The Strategic Dimension of Australia's Asia Relations
If economic engagement with Asia has been the great potential opportunity that forced a major reorientation of Australian policy during the last couple of decades, the possible strategic threat posed by the region has been its dark flip-side. From Australia's inception, the threat posed by "Asia" has often been poorly understood. In the post World War II period, as Australia gradually took more responsibility for its own foreign policies, as it developed national expertise in defence and international relations, and as it built up a greater capacity for independent judgement, a more sophisticated view of the region and Australia's place in it has emerged. Despite this greater …
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Publication information: Article title: The Strategic Dimension of Australia's Asia Relations. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Southeast Asian Affairs. Publication date: January 1, 2001. Page number: Not available. © Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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