ANZUS and the alliance dilemma

“Future challenges to the US—Australia alliance will revolve around tensions inherent in what Glenn Snyder identifies as ‘the alliance security dilemma’. Modern alliances are characterised by the dual fears of abandonment and entrapment–the client state simultaneously seeks to avoid abandonment by its major power protector and entrapment when it’s pressured into making commitments it would rather avoid. Three challenges will accentuate the alliance dilemma for Australia over the coming decade.”


Prof Andrew O’Neil writes and interesting article about the relationships that exist and the possible future relationships of the two military’s in the Asia Pacific region. You can read the whole article from The Strategist here: