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Australia's American Alliance
By Peter Dean, Stephan Frühling, and Brendan Taylor
With a chapter by Tom Mahnken
The Australia-United States Alliance has been critical to Australian foreign and defense policy since the ANZUS Treaty was signed in 1951. For 63 years, it has been an enduring feature of Australian defense planning, yet the contemporary alliance is, arguably, in one of the more important phases of reinterpretation in its long history. While the Alliance by its very nature is a bi-lateral relationship, this book will therefore specifically focus on Australian perspectives and policy choices, while providing context on the role of the United States in the Asia-Pacific and its position as a global power.
About the authors:
Dr Peter J. Dean is a Fellow and Director of Studies at the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University, a managing editor of the journal Security Challenges, contributing editor for Global War Studies and the current Fulbright Fellow in Australia-United States Alliance Studies. Peter is the author/editor of numerous works on Australian military history and defense policy, including The Architect of Victory (2010) and Australia 1942: In the Shadow of War (2012).
Dr Stephan Frühling is a Senior Lecturer at the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University, and a managing editor of the journal Security Challenges. He is the author of Defense Planning and Uncertainty (2014) and A History of Australian Defense Policy Since 1945 (2009).
Dr Brendan Taylor is Head of the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University. He is a specialist on great power strategic relations in the Asia-Pacific, economic sanctions and Asian security architecture. His work has featured in such leading academic journals as International Affairs, Survival and the Australian Journal of International Affairs. He is the author/editor of five books, including Australia as an Asia-Pacific Regional Power (2007) and Sanctions as Grand Strategy (2010).