Accession Number : AD0513263

Title :   Australia in Southeast Asia: Interests, Capacity, and Acceptability.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Albinski,Henry S.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : This study considers factors that may impact on enlarged roles for Australia in contributing to security in Southeast Asia, in the context of potential reductions in US unilateral responsibilities for Southeast Asian security. It examines traditional Australian assumptions regarding security in the Southeast Asia region, Australian-US relations, Australia's material capabilities in fields related to defense, and the attitudes of the main political parties and related interest groups toward Southeast Asian security. Particular attention is given to aspects of the Australian economy in relation to Southeast Asia, including trade and the patterns of the Australian foreign assistance program and Australia's exports to other Asian countries. The study also examines the Australian diplomatic record in Southeast Asia, emphasizing the widespread acceptability so far given to Australian roles, including its UN record, and concludes with an assessment of the extent to which Australian domestic considerations and Australian-US relations may support meaningful contributions in the future. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AUSTRALIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA), (*FOREIGN POLICY, AUSTRALIA), TREATIES, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) (U) NATIONAL DEFENSE, ECONOMICS, FOREIGN AID, POLITICAL SCIENCE, COMMERCE, NATURAL RESOURCES, WEAPONS, FEDERAL BUDGETS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, GREAT BRITAIN, JAPAN

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE