Australia, long condemned to the Â´tyranny of distanceÂ´, now faces the Â´peril of proximityÂ´. This is because of increasing uncertainty about the stability of Asian security. As a democratic free-trading middle power, Australiaâ€™s main concern is the preservation of the globalised international order. Australian policy makers, however, are unsure of the right course in Asia, whether to focus on developing multilateral institutions or to bolster links with like-minded countries such as India, Japan and the United States. As a result, Canberra is likely to be reactive and supportive of othersâ€™ initiatives in Asia, rather than revitalise its past role as a â€˜norm entrepreneurâ€™.
|Commissioning body||Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea Foundation|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|