The hallmark of Australia's defense politics has been its dependence on great and powerful friends. Indeed, despite regular debates about pursuing a more independent foreign and security policy, Australian strategy has historically been characterized by an expectation of protection along with a sense of trepidation that such protection may be withdrawn. Abandonment, rather than entrapment, has been the major obsession preoccupying Australia's foreign policy decision-makers.
|Title of host publication||United States Engagement in the Asia Pacific: Perspectives from Asia|
|Editors||Yoichiro Sato and Tan See Seng|
|Place of Publication||Amherst|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|