August 6, 2012

Australia Must Find Its Way in the Asian Century

The Sun-Herald, The Sun-Herald

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Middle-rank powers have small voices. We should use ours to counsel co-operative co-existence. We must calibrate our foreign and strategic policies carefully, aware of the great value of the American alliance but aware that the US's interests will not always be ours, and that the US has not always acted in its own or the world's best interests. The Asian century will provide, as centuries do, threat and opportunity.

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