Global Allies: Comparing US Alliances in the 21st Century

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When: Feb 5 2018 - 12:00pm until Feb 5 2018 - 1:30pm
Where: 1819 L St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036
What:

Global Allies: Comparing US Alliances in the 21st Century

An Asia Pacific Foreign Policy and Defense Seminar and Book Discussion featuring:

Dr. Michael Wesley
Professor of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific
Australian National University

Global Allies: Comparing US Alliances in the 21st Century from East-West Center on Vimeo.


Left to right: Dr. Michael Wesley and Dr. Satu Limaye

The global system of alliances that the United States built after the Second World War underpinned the stability and prosperity of the postwar order. But during the 20th century, the multilateral NATO alliance system in Europe and the bilateral San Francisco alliance system in Asia rarely interacted. This changed in the early 21st century, as US allies came together to fight and stabilise conflicts in the Middle East and Central Asia. This volume presents the first-ever comparative study of US alliances in Europe and Asia from the perspectives of US allies: the challenges, opportunities and shifting dynamics of these fundamental pillars of order.

For those interested, Global Allies can be either purchased or downloaded for free from Australian National University (ANU) Press.

 For more images, please visit the album for this event on the East-West Center's Flickr page. 

 


Michael Wesley is Professor of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. He has published on Australian foreign policy, Asia’s international relations and strategic affairs, and the Politics of state-building interventions. His book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia (2011), was awarded the John Button Prize for the best writing on Australian politics and public policy. Previously, Professor Wesley was the Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU from 2014 to 2016, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy from 2009 to 2012, Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University from 2004 to 2009, and Assistant Director-General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments (Australia’s peak intelligence agency, from 2003-2004. He gained his PhD from the University of St Andrews and his BA (Honours) from the University of Queensland.


Primary Contact Info:
Name: Sarah Wang
Phone: 202-327-9755