Theme Leader: Professor Andrew MacIntyre, Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
Global geopolitics has been transformed since the Australia-US Alliance was formalised with the signing of the ANZUS treaty in 1951. Among the greatest recent changes is the emergence of Asia as a major economic and political presence, but how will the dynamics of this new Asian Century affect the Alliance?
The Alliance 21 Emerging Asia theme is looking at the implications for the Australia-US relationship of the major recent developments across Asia in economics, defence, foreign policy, education and culture.
Theme authors met for two workshops in 2012, the first in January in Washington DC at which draft papers were presented and discussed among the group. The second workshop took place in Canberra in August and saw the final papers presented – these are available below.
The central issues for the Alliance in the context of an emerging Asia include:
- The regional context of the Australia-US alliance
- The influence of global economic movement on Asia and the Alliance
- US-Australia policy approaches towards China
- What emerging Asia means for soft power in the region.
A forthcoming paper by Professor MacIntyre will provide an overview of the theme’s findings, with a focus on these central issues.
Authors and Papers:
- Professor James Fallows, The Atlantic Magazine
Soft Power in Emerging Asia, and its Implications for the Alliance (PDF)
- Dr Sean Gallagher, United States Studies Centre
Higher Education in Emerging Asia: A pivot to new global realities (PDF)
- Associate Professor Devesh Kapur, University of Pennsylvania, and Manik Suri, Harvard University
Geoeconomics vs Geopolitics: Implications for Asia and the US-Australia Alliance (PDF)
- Professor Michael L’Estrange AO, Australian National University
The Australia-US Alliance Relationship and its Regional Context in Asia (PDF)
- Mr Huw McKay, Westpac Bank
The World Economy in 2100: Five alternative visions of the future and the development of the Alliance (PDF)
- Professor Kishore Mahbubani, National University of Singapore
Australia's destiny in the Asian Century: Pain or No Pain? (PDF)
- Professor Susan Shirk, University of California, San Diego
How to Induce China to Cooperate? The Domestic Context of Chinese Foreign Policy and US-Australia Policy Approaches (PDF)
- Professor Michael Wesley, Lowy Institute
Australia's Alliance in a Changing Asia (PDF)
- Professor Nicholas Burns, Harvard University
Emerging Asia and the Future of the US-Australia Alliance (PDF)