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By Stewart Firth

Australia’s international kinfolk are altering swiftly as a result of elevated globalization of monetary markets, higher alternate with China and the USA, and up to date terrorist task reminiscent of the Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta in 2004. This revised and up-to-date version outlines how Australia is restructuring its international coverage to fit modern demanding situations and possibilities and contains an research of the regulations of Howard and Downer and an easy-reference timeline. tendencies equivalent to army involvement in East Timor, Iraq, and the Solomon Islands; kinfolk with the UN human rights treaty approach and the Kyoto Protocol; and the recent "good governance" concentration of overseas reduction also are pointed out.

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Wiseman, John. Global Nation? Australia and the Politics of Globalisation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998. ) Theories of international relations Burchill, Scott, Richard Devetak, Andrew Linklater, Matthew Paterson, Christian Reus-Smit and Jacqui True. Theories of International Relations, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2nd edn, 2001. ) 21 Politics 2nd edition 2 14/1/05 8:12 AM Page 22 FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1901–83 QUESTIONS Imperial connections: Britain • • Why were the national interests of Britain and Australia bound to diverge?

He brought his own distinctive contribution to foreign policy, one that owed little to predecessors such as Menzies and Holt. Fraser associated Australia with the Third World on a number of issues, including the proposal for a Common Fund which would help to stabilise the prices received by Third World countries for primary commodities. He opposed racial discrimination in South Africa and played a role in bringing an end to white minority rule in Rhodesia, which became the independent state of Zimbabwe in 1980.

By the time he left office in 1983, the USA and the Soviet Union were confronting each other as dangerously as at any time since the beginning of the Cold War. Fraser was quick to open Australian ports to US nuclear warships and to support the development of the atoll of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean as a US naval base. In a version of the old Politics 2nd edition 14/1/05 8:12 AM Page 41 F O R E I G N R E L AT I O N S , 1 9 0 1 – 8 3 Australian desire to involve the Americans directly in the defence of Australia, he offered them Fremantle as the site for a US naval base, an offer which they declined.

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