The accession of Donald Trump to the US presidency has triggered serious discussions within Australiaâ€™s policy community over the future of Australia-US security relations and Australiaâ€™s role in Southeast Asia. The United Statesâ€™ withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has led to questions about Washingtonâ€™s commitment to maintain a viable economic and strategic presence in the Asia-Pacific. Intensified tensions between China and the United States in the South China Sea have also increased Australian concerns that it may be compelled to â€˜chooseâ€™ between its largest trading partner (China) and its long-term security ally (the United States) in the event of a military clash between these two great powers in Southeast Asiaâ€™s critical maritime littorals.
|Journal||Contemporary Southeast Asia|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|