Opening Australia's "Black Box": The Domestic Debate over Submarine Production

by Mina Pollmann

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 318

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: August 5, 2015
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Mina Pollmann, recent graduate of Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, explains that "Abbott faces [in the submarine decision] the daunting task of balancing the demands of his domestic constituents and the manufacturing industry, the strategic needs of the navy, and the requirements of their ultimately chosen international partner."

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