The Future of the Australian-U.S. Security Relationship

Author: Dr Rod Lyon, Prof William T Tow

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The authors assess the future of the Australian-U.S. security relationship within the context of the Canberra’s transformation and strategic shift. They conclude that this relationship will remain important and will be strengthened in some ways–interdependence will be central to Australian strategy–but they consider the building of large-scale American military bases in Australia unlikely. The challenge, they note, will be sustaining political support within Australian for this type of relationship.