Can We Trust America?: a Superpower in Transition: Australian Foreign Affairs 8

Jonathan Pearlman

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The eighth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the changing status of the United States as its dominance in the Asia-Pacific faces challenge from China and its "America First" foreign policy marks a shift away from global engagement.

Can We Trust America? looks at the uncertainties for Australia as questions arise about the commitment of its closest ally.

Michael Wesley argues that a shift towards US unilateralism may pose a crucial dilemma for Australia.

Felicity Ruby delves into the revealing history and future of Australia-US partnerships on intelligence and military surveillance.

Brendan Taylor argues that the United States' role in Asia may not be as vital as we think.

Kelly Magsamen offers insight into how the United States sees its role in Asia into the future.

John Blaxland on how to form meaningful and intimate ties with our Pacific island neighbours.


Helen Clark on Samantha Power's The Education of an Idealist and the role of foreign policy advisers.

Jacinta Carroll on Brian Toohey's Secret and the making of Australia's security state.

Christopher Kremmer on K.S. Komireddi's Malevolent Republic and what the rise of India means for Australia.

Correspondence on AFA7- China Dependence from Luke Gosling, Jane Orton, Alison Broinowski and more.

ISBN: 9781760641771
Publication Date: 17-Feb-2020
Publisher: Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited