Can Australia Turn Away from Asia? Analytical Essay by scribbler

Can Australia Turn Away from Asia?
An in-depth examination of Australia's plans to position itself away from Asia in the future.
# 152897 | 3,156 words | 12 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2013 in International Relations (Non-U.S.)

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The paper reveals that all through Australia's comparatively short life as a self-governing nation, relationships with its area Asian neighbors have been of enormous implication and an inescapable geopolitical actuality. The paper explores how Australia has positioned itself to become a world power and plans to shift its connection away from that of Asia. The paper finds that Australia knows what it needs to do and has a contingency plan put together in order to achieve the objectives that it has set down. The paper therefore draws the conclusion that the government of Australia will be successful in achieving its goals.

From the Paper:

"Since the very commencement of a notion called Australia some two hundred years ago the European occupiers have rarely felt at peace with its geography. As a transplanted, principally European, society located within Asia, far from the homelands in Europe, Australians have forever felt a sensitive logic of danger from the north. In almost every admiration, Australia is intensely disparities with the nations of Asia: race, history, society, social makeup, and population size and density. Australia is truly a peculiarity within its region as it doesn't really fit (Dean, 2000).
"It has only been over the past few years that Australia has pursued a comparatively independent foreign strategy, moving away from that of both Britain and the US. Australia's exclusive historical conditions have led to the expansion of a particular set of outlooks and characteristics that inspire its foreign relation's performance. Among other characteristics there has been a dependence condition, originally with Britain, and then with the US. An acute sense of geographic seclusion from the Anglo-American culture is also obvious along with a corresponding sense of danger from Asia. There is also a type of compensatory conduct in the way in which Australia assertively projects itself to the outside world in international mediums (Dean, 2000)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • A Focused Force: Australia's Defense Priorities in the Asian Century. (2009). Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Web site: focused-force_exec-summ.pdf
  • Australia and India in the Asian Century. (2010). Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Web site: 5&min=wms&Year=&DocType=
  • Australia's future security and prosperity in a rapidly changing region and world. (2008). Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Web site: 10_world.doc&rct=j&q=Is%20it%20Possible%20that%20Australia%20would%20turn% 20away%20from%20Asia%20in%20the%20Future%3F&ei=zaDBTPKIO4PMnAf1ht2I Cg&usg=AFQjCNFgCi7IMLcmvsRZEuK_uZBQhJUbwA&sig2=gGyZzUsVlIf3xIBRO 0E51Q&cad=rja
  • Beeson, Mark. (n.d.). Australia and Asia: The Years of Living Aimlessly. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Web site:
  • Dean, Gary. (2000). Australia's Place and Influence in Asia. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Web site:

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