Within a wider debate about whether or not the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue (TSD) is a containment mechanism developed by the United States, Japan, and Australia to block Chinaâ€™s rise, some important elements that have emerged in the TSD process have been overlooked. Accordingly, this paper examines one of these overlooked issues â€“ in particular, the topic of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR). The paper focuses on how HA/DR has evolved in the TSD and what this suggests about the importance of a â€œcommunity buildingâ€ dimension within the TSD. It argues that, despite initial doubts as to the significance of HA/DR in the TSD, HA/DR has evolved substantially, suggesting that the reality of HA/DR has been a more complex than was perhaps initially anticipated.
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Stimson Center 'US-Japan-Australia Security Cooperation' Seminar - Washington, DC|
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …
|Conference||Stimson Center 'US-Japan-Australia Security Cooperation' Seminar|
|Period||1/01/15 → …|