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What happens to Australia if Pax Americana fails?

3 March 2022

4:00 AM

3 March 2022

4:00 AM

The invasion of liberal Ukraine by a revanchist Russia is as good an occasion as any to muse upon Australia’s political posture amidst the broader schism opening up between the America-led liberal order and Russia, China, and other traditionalist states.

As is well known – and has been the case since John Curtin’s ‘turn to America’ and the ‘all the way with LBJ’ rhetoric of the 60s – we’ve barely budged from our American masters.

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