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A Study On The US - Australia Security Alliance Under The Background Of America 's "Asia - Pacific Re - Balance" Strategy

Posted on:2016-12-11Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:X C ZhangFull Text:PDF
GTID:2206330461967558Subject:International relations
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Australia is the traditional Allies of the United States. During the cold war, the United States and Australia establish security alliance to counter the communist threat from Soviet Union. With a history of more than 60 years, the U.S.-Australia security alliance became strengthen since the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened. Under the U.S.’s "Asia-Pacific Rebalancing" strategy, the U.S.-Australia security alliance has been further strengthened. Based on the historical evolution process of the U.S.-Australia security alliance, it is demonstrated in this article that the rise of China, the global terrorism, the Southeast Asia and the global commons that motivate the alliance deepening. From the "balance of threat" theory perspective, the rise of China is the main motivation which compared with other factors. Looking ahead, the U.S.-Australian alliance will continue to be strengthened, but owing to some inevitable differences and the difficulties, the development of the alliance may not be smooth. The U.S.-Australia security alliance will make several important impacts on United States, Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and even China. With a research of U.S.-Australia security alliance, we will make a comprehensive understanding about the strategic security environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, we will develop better strategies to deal with the security threats faced by now.
Keywords/Search Tags:United States of America, Australia, "Asia-Pacific Rebalancing" Strategy, Security Alliance, "Balance of Threat" Theory
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