An Australian Perspective on the “Utility of Unity” in ASEAN

by John Blaxland

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 308

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: April 15, 2015
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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John Blaxland, Senior Fellow at Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, explains that "United States policy makers should consider the significance and utility of Australia's military commitment in the Middle East compared to its ability to help foster regional security and stability in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific: it cannot readily do both well."

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the East-West Center or any organization with which the author is affiliated.