In response to a more-contested Asia, Australia has placed the ‘rules-based order’ at the heart of its declaratory strategic policy. This move signals Australia’s commitment to this order, to its alliance with the United States, and to a more active strategic role in the region. However, a failure to match rhetoric with action risks undermining Australia’s strategic interests by emboldening China and reducing Australia’s value as an American ally.
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Research Article| April 01 2018
Australia and the Rules-Based Order in Asia: Of Principles and Pragmatism
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (2): 302–319.
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Nick Bisley, Benjamin Schreer; Australia and the Rules-Based Order in Asia: Of Principles and Pragmatism. Asian Survey 1 April 2018; 58 (2): 302–319. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.2.302
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