Keep calm and carry on: reflections on the Anglosphere

International relations Defence Australia North America Great Britain

The Anglosphere—shorthand for the Anglo-American sphere of influence—established the concept and structure of the modern transnational community and remains salient in contemporary international relations.

For Australia, the Anglosphere provides a framework for continued prosperity through strong trade and political favours between those within its fold.

A vigorous discussion on its current shape and its relevance in the Asian century and to the current world order unfolded on ASPI's blog, The Strategist. The valuable contributions have been collected in this paper.

The introduction was prepared by ASPI's Sarah Norgrove with pieces by Hugh White, Peter Jennings, Nic Stuart, Graeme Dobell, Andrew Smith and Andrew Davies.

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