Tightly bound: Australia’s alliance-dependent militarization

Defence National security International agencies International cooperation Australia

Australia’s unique military and intelligence relationship with the United States, combined with the country being geographically a part of Asia but historically, culturally and intellectually identified with the Anglo-Saxon world, have significant implications for Canberra’s current military modernization. Richard Tanter examines how the country’s dependence on its alliance relationships helps determine the direction of that modernization.

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