‘Trump and the future of the US-Australia alliance‘, Daily Review, 17 December 2016
Extract from a Lowy Institute paper to be published 19 December and titled, Fighting with America. The tag line of this publication is ‘Why saying no to the US wouldn’t rupture the alliance’.
The central thesis of this paper is that in coming years the Australia–US alliance is less likely to be characterised by the kind of willing agreement that has marked it in the last two decades … Trump’s victory, however, will make the management of the alliance much more challenging … Now more than ever is the time to recognise the limits of sentiment in sustaining Australia’s relationship with the United States. Trump has little time for such niceties.