Unlocking Australia's relationship with the Middle East

Mansouri, Fethi 2007, Unlocking Australia's relationship with the Middle East, Australian journal of political science, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 129-142, doi: 10.1080/10361140601158583.

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Title Unlocking Australia's relationship with the Middle East
Author(s) Mansouri, FethiORCID iD for Mansouri, Fethi orcid.org/0000-0002-4120-9391
Journal name Australian journal of political science
Volume number 42
Issue number 1
Start page 129
End page 142
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007-03-01
ISSN 1036-1146
Keyword(s) international relations
Australian foreign policy
Middle East
Summary Historically, Australia’s interests in the Middle East related primarily to its role in the Commonwealth imperial defence system which resulted in the deployment of Australian forces in the Middle East during both the First and Second World Wars. Similarly, the current involvement of Australian troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is driven by the country’s strategic alliance with the United States. However, Australia’s current involvement reflects a multifaceted relationship that spans economic, political and strategic spheres. Yet it is at the level of cultural and civilisational contacts that this relationship appears at its most vulnerable. This paper argues that a deeper understanding of this cultural dimension combined with a broader emphasis on good governance and human rights would be conducive to more robust ties in the longer term.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10361140601158583
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007246

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