September 05, 2011

Uncharted waters: The US alliance and Australia's new era of strategic uncertainty

  • Andrew Shearer
  • Lowy Institute for International Policy
  • 29 August 2011Taking Australian public attitudes into perspective, this paper focuses on the current and future challenges facing the Australia-US alliance, with a focus on China's rise.

    September 2011 marks two important milestones - the tenth anniversary of the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks and the 60th anniversary of the signing of the ANZUS security treaty during the heigh of the Cold War.

    In a new paper in the Low Institute's Perspective series, 'Uncharted waters: the US alliance and Australia's new ear of strategic uncertainty', Andrew Shearer revies Australian public attitudes towards the US alliance in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and America's unprecedented credit downgrading.

    Launched on 17th August, this unique take on the future of the alliance was immediately picked up by national commentators, adding to a robust discussion and debate on US-China commentary.

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