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Uncharted waters: the US alliance in Australia's new era of strategic uncertainty

The rise of China and India is reshaping the economic, political and security contours of Australia's region. Many of the consequences are beneficial, but there are also significant downsides. For more than 60 years Australia and its Asian neighbours have thrived in an open and relatively stable regional order underpinned by unchallenged US power. But the era of uncontested American dominance in Asia is coming to an end. In Melbourne on 22 Juy, as the ANZUS Treaty nears its own 60th anniversary, Andrew Shearer, Director of Studies at the Lowy Institute, examined the future of the alliance in a more uncertain world.

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