The Morning After: Australia, Japan, and the Submarine Deal that Wasn’t


Nick Bisley and H. D. P. Envall 

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 346

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Nick Bisley and H. D. P. Envall, Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University and Research Fellow at The Australian National University, respectively, explain that “For reasons largely of poor diplomatic management, however, the two parties [Australia and Japan] allowed their more aspirational hopes for a major strategic relationship to get ahead of the complex realities of the biggest defense acquisition in Australian history.”

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