Australian Foreign Policy And Diplomacy Essay

740 Words Oct 17th, 2015 3 Pages
In 1901, Australia became an independent nation. Though, it still had a close connection with its origin, the British. According to realism, state is the highest authority, power is crucial, war is endemic so wishing for peace is utopian (Bisley, 2013). The best way to maintain security is to maintain alliance between states. At that point of time, Australia believed that its security was heavily dependent on the stability of major powers in the Europe. Thus, from 1900s to pre-World War 1, it was Australia’s self-interest to support the British and went into war against the Turkey, which was in the Gallipoli campaign. Though, after the WWII era, the vision of Australia itself to the foreign policy and alliances has transformed considerably. The major change was the shift in attention from European interest to Asian interest. Therefore, Australia foreign policy and diplomacy have changed radically. Foreign policy could be known as the approach that is planned and applied by a country in order to sustain connections with other countries and to achieve the country’s objectives. According to the significant rise of China in the last decades, there are different foreign policies that Australia must take in account because as realism has stated, power is crucial, war is endemic and the best way to maintain security is to maintain alliance between states. In this writing, the essay will explain two different foreign policies that Australia must consider, including to participate…

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