TITLE

AUSTRALIA'S TRIANGULAR FOREIGN POLICY

AUTHOR(S)
Greenwood, Gordon
PUB. DATE
July 1957
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jul57, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p689
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the implications of Australian foreign policy. Recovering from the shadow of Great Britain, Australia has begun employing sophisticated approach in conducting its foreign policy. The isolation which for so long conferred a measure of immunity has vanished; the economy is highly industrialized; the peopling and exploitation of the continent proceeds apace stimulated by large-scale migration, impressive development projects and the discovery of new mineral wealth. The major objectives of any Australian policy had been made clear by the very circumstances in which Australia found itself in the post-war period. Some of the key components of Australian foreign policy are: support of the United Nations and a desire to substitute principles of international law and order for the uncertainties of power politics; the defense of specific national interests, the protection of Australia's overseas trade; the development of welfare policies in the southwest Pacific and; the Australian stake in Antarctica. But the essence of Australian foreign policy has always been the necessity to cultivate a threefold relationship with Great Britain, with the United States and with non-Communist Asia.
ACCESSION #
14723490

 

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