Analyses | 26 October 2004

Bush is from Mars, Kerry is from Mars too

Although there are significant differences in style and substance between George Bush and John Kerry, the similarities in foreign policy terms are more striking than is sometimes understood. From Australia's perspective, the fundamentals of our relationship with the US are excellent and the alliance will endure regardless of Tuesday's outcome. However, argues Michael Fullilove in this Issues Brief, the temperature of the relationship will necessarily be affected by the result.

Michael Fullilove

  • Michael Fullilove

Although there are significant differences in style and substance between George Bush and John Kerry, the similarities in foreign policy terms are more striking than is sometimes understood. From Australia's perspective, the fundamentals of our relationship with the US are excellent and the alliance will endure regardless of Tuesday's outcome. However, argues Michael Fullilove in this Issues Brief, the temperature of the relationship will necessarily be affected by the result.

Michael Fullilove

  • Michael Fullilove