Tag Archives: ANZUS alliance

PAUL BARRATT. A transformational foreign policy

Some of Australia’s most experienced former foreign policy and defence bureaucrats have issued an open submission to the Foreign Minister calling on her to rethink the Australian-US alliance now that president-elect Donald Trump is set to lead the US.

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BRIAN TOOHEY. New Series. We can say ‘no’ to the Americans.

There is nothing wrong with pursuing Australia’s commercial interests and avoiding pointless military gestures demanded by the US. 

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GEOFF MILLER. New series. we can say ‘no’ to the Americans.

Other countries with which the US has very close relationships have not always supported or joined in with the United States in ventures which the US government of the day thought of as of the highest importance.

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RAMESH THAKUR. New series. We can say ‘no’ to the Americans.

Without rupturing ANZUS, Australia must reclaim the space to chart an independent foreign policy according to a Canberra-based calculation of national values and interests. Indeed, a visibly independent foreign policy on matters important to Australia could be the most effective … Continue reading

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JOSEPH CAMILLERI. New series. We can say ‘no’ to the Americans.

 Australia at the crossroads of time and imagination  Can Australia rise to the challenge of a rapidly transforming world or is it bound to the myths of a bygone age?

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ANDREW FARRAN. New series. We can say ‘no’ to the Americans.

We should have a very clear and unromantic view of what we conceive to be the ‘national interest’.

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JAMES CURRAN. New series. We can say ‘no’ to the Americans.

James Curran spoke to the National Press Club, Canberra, at the launch of his new book ‘Fighting with America’ on 8 December 2016.   The alliance is stronger and healthier for its disagreements.

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GARRY WOODARD. New series. We can say ‘no’ to the Americans.

We have said No to the Americans: Robert Menzies Saying No to America was not an upfront characteristic of Menzies’ foreign policy, based as it was on supporting and attracting the support of ‘great and powerful friends’. Supplementing that was … Continue reading

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RICHARD WOOLCOTT. New series. We can say ‘no’ to the Americans.

 The present situation offers the Turnbull Government – or its successor -an opportunity to move beyond policies towards Asia based on fear of China and on compliance with United States wishes. 

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RICHARD BUTLER. New series: We can say ‘no’ to the Americans.

Australian Foreign Policy; We can say “No” to the US. We must end the interpretation of the ANZUS Alliance which leads us to accompany the US in whatever interventions it mounts in international affairs, and we must stop misleading the … Continue reading

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CAVAN HOGUE. New series: We can say ‘no’ to the Americans?

Of all American allies Australia is the most subservient. A problem is that we have harped on the loyal little ally theme to the Americans so much that they take us for granted but we have not always toed the … Continue reading

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MARK BEESON. New series: We can say ‘no’ to the Americans?

Getting to ‘no’ Ideas have their moments. The way we think about the world is partly a reflection of who ‘we’ are and partly a consequence of the times we live in. One of the biggest ideas that has informed … Continue reading

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RICHARD BUTLER. Australian Foreign Policy and the United States

A review of Australian foreign policy is long overdue, not simply because of the election of Donald Trump. This should include redefinition of our conduct under the Alliance.

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ANDREW FARRAN. ANZUS – Reality check coming soon! Quo vadis series.

Quo vadis – Australian foreign policy and ANZUS. Summary. We need diplomacy of the highest order, not military interventions which, as we have seen, generally make conflict situations worse.

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GARRY WOODARD. Trump and ANZUS. Quo vadis series.

Quo vadis – Australian foreign policy and ANZUS. Summary. Will Australia allow itself to be drawn into Sino-American tensions in the incorrect belief that it has no choice under ANZUS or ‘five eyes’.

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