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Issues in Australian Foreign Policy: July to December 2012
Australian Journal of Politics and History (2013)
  • Hawksley Charles
  • Nichole Georgeou
Abstract
A survey and discussion of Australian foreign policy issues during the period July to December 2012. The authors focus on the period’s high degree of policy continuity characterised by bilateral support for the US Alliance, an emphasis on creating wider trade opportunities within neoliberal globalization, particularly in East Asia, and international engagement with the world through multilateral bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies. They review the return to the Pacific Solution, the Australian presence in the UN Security Council, the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, and focus on the linking of gender concerns to aid delivery in the region previously referred to as the Arc of Instability.
Keywords
  • Australian,
  • foreign policy,
  • 2012,
  • United Nations,
  • Pacific,
  • US Alliance,
  • noeliberal
Publication Date
June, 2013
Citation Information
Hawksley Charles and Nichole Georgeou. "Issues in Australian Foreign Policy: July to December 2012" Australian Journal of Politics and History Vol. 59 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nichole_georgeou/13/