Accession Number : ADA184090

Title :   The Changing Western Alliance in the South Pacific.

Descriptive Note : CADRE papers,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIRPOWER RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Kavanagh,Brian L

PDF Url : ADA184090

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The Western alliance in the South Pacific has experienced three decades of success based on a cooperative spirit established through its keystone, the Australia, New Zealand, United States (ANZUS) Treaty. Over the last few years, some events have occurred that are now challenging this spirit. The author examines the alliance, its history and objectives, and the issues confronting it. He also analyzes current policies of ANZUS nations and their perceptions of the treaty. He concludes that the traditional ANZUS Treaty can no longer meet the security objectives of its members and that it requires major revision. A blueprint for change is suggested.

Descriptors :   *TREATIES, *POLITICAL ALLIANCES, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, HISTORY

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE