Security Challenge
Volume 13, No.1 (2017)

Independent Ally - Australia in an Age of Power Transition

The most common perception of Australia’s alliance with the United States is one of dependence. This is both the folk tale heard in pubs and the title of the most acclaimed academic study of the alliance—Coral Bell’s Dependent Ally. In Independent Ally Shannon Tow takes careful aim at this perception, puncturing it thoroughly. This book is therefore a valuable contribution to understanding the scope, flexibility and constraints of Australian foreign policy over the twentieth and into the twenty-first century.

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