Sunday, July 13, 2014

Malcolm Fraser and Michael Fullilove on Australian Foreign Policy




On 9 July 2014, former Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser joined Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove to discuss Mr Fraser's views on Australian foreign policy as outlined in his provocative new book Dangerous Allies.


In a pointed exchange on Wednesday, Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove challenged former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser for being too soft on China. Mr Fraser argues that Australia's alliance with the United States is 'dangerous', and that ANZUS only serves American purposes. He suggests that the US actions in the Asia Pacific are the causes of instability in the region. In response, Michael Fullilove argues that Fraser overrates the US pivot to Asia, which he says has ran out of puff.

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