2003
DOI: 10.1080/1036114032000133958
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Australia's relationship with the United States: the case for greater independence

Abstract: A number of recent events -especially attempts to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement and Australia's participation in the conflict with Iraq 1

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“…Australia's participation in Iraq and its willingness to offer an open-ended commitment to future US-led military actions inevitably has important political and economic consequences. Any country that locks itself into a position of strategic dependence in the way that Australia has done must sacrifice some degree of autonomy to do so, no matter what the supposed benefits may be in terms of possible security guarantees and intelligence-sharing (Beeson 2003). …”
Section: Australia: the 'Utterly Dependable' Allymentioning
confidence: 98%
“…Australia's participation in Iraq and its willingness to offer an open-ended commitment to future US-led military actions inevitably has important political and economic consequences. Any country that locks itself into a position of strategic dependence in the way that Australia has done must sacrifice some degree of autonomy to do so, no matter what the supposed benefits may be in terms of possible security guarantees and intelligence-sharing (Beeson 2003). …”
Section: Australia: the 'Utterly Dependable' Allymentioning
confidence: 98%
“…78 Nor are such initiatives confined to the Southeast Asian corner of the Asia-Pacific: Australia has self-consciously wedded its high profile support for, and participation in, American-led military activities, to a concerted push for a bilateral free trade agreement. 79 The very different attitude that the US displays toward New Zealand, which has adopted a more independent position toward American security policy, confirms that the US is self-consciously linking economic and strategic issues as part of its post-S11 approach to foreign policy. 80 Thus, by accident or design, directly or indirectly, American power is inevitably shaping the strategic and economic architecture of the broadly conceived Asia-Pacific region.…”
Section: The Direct and Indirect Impact Of Hegemonymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This reflected widespread wariness among Australian farmers, manufacturers, and owners of intellectual property that trade negotiations with the world's largest economy and most powerful government could proceed on fair and, still less, equal terms. Moreover, there was a consciousness that, by 2003, Australia was one of a small group of economies running a trade deficit with the United States (Beeson, 2003, 391).…”
Section: Part 3: Trade Reformmentioning
confidence: 99%