September 14, 2011

Can Australia Really Trust America?

Raoul Heinrichs, The Interpreter

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by Raoul Heinrichs - 14 September 2011 2:08PM

In San Francisco this week, Australian and American leaders will mark the 60th anniversary of the US alliance. For Australia, they've been good decades. Indeed, the US alliance has served Australia so well for so long that it has come to be seen as an irreducible feature of Australian strategic policy.

Yet this is a dangerous assumption. As Canberra and Washington celebrate their historic partnership, it's important to remember that the origin of the alliance lies in the disastrous failure of Australia's previous alliance, with Britain, which was also seen at the time...

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