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Australian Security After 9/11: New and Old Agendas Derek McDougall

Australian Security After 9/11: New and Old Agendas

Derek McDougall

Published December 30th 2005
ISBN : 9780754645153
Hardcover
214 pages
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 About the Book 

Debates on security became more intense following the unanticipated end of the Cold War conflict and took on added force after the terrorist attacks on the US on September 11, 2001. Generally viewed as a part of the wider West despite itsMoreDebates on security became more intense following the unanticipated end of the Cold War conflict and took on added force after the terrorist attacks on the US on September 11, 2001. Generally viewed as a part of the wider West despite its separation by enormous geographical distances from both Europe and the United States, Australia is a regional power in its own right. It has been an active and loyal member of the US-led coalitions of the willing, first in Afghanistan and then in Iraq. The terrorist attacks in Bali one year after the attacks in the United States brought home to Australia the direct nature of the new global terrorist threats to its own security. This volume brings together leading experts on international security and Australias foreign and security policies in a critical examination of Australias adaptations to the new security challenges. It is the first in-depth and comprehensive analysis of Australias defence and security policies as well as the countrys role in countering regional and global challenges to international security since the war on terrorism began.