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AUSSIE CP INDEX INC Australia Key to Peacekeeping Australia Special Forces Awesome Australia Key to Special Forces Australia Good NEG Solvency Generic NEG Key to Solve Tanks NEG Key to Solve Air Force NEG Solves Cyprus Australia Key to De-mining Australia Key to Kashmir Australia Key to Terrorism/Iraq Australia Key to Humanitarian Aid Australia Key to Sudan Australia Key to North Korea US Bad AT: Perm Australia Key to Asian Stability Australia is a Middle Power Australia Key to PKO’s AFF Perm/ US/Australia Relations Increasing Australia Military Bad ‘Australia Weak on Humanitarian Aid Australia No Resources Australia Forces Overstretched Australia Hates UN Australia No Solve Middle Power “DON'T CLIP CARDS!" "THE GODDESS OMRI 12 3-10 11-18 19-21 22-24 25-29 30 31 32-33 34.39 40 41-49 50-54 55-66 67 68-70 72 73-74 75-79 80 81-87 88 89 90-91 92.95 97 “INCORRIGIBLE! “GEOFFREY GAREN Australia c/p Index INC Shell CP Text: Australian Special Forces will Observation 1: The Net Benefit Australia must distance itself from the US and act independently to preserve middle-power diplomacy Australian Foreign Relations in the World of the 1990s by Senator Gareth Evans Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1988 to 1996 and currently heads the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG).and Bruce Grant, author and former diplomat, has written widely about foreign policy, especially Australia’s relations with Asian states. 1995 (Tinally, eM@cive MITT Power diplomacy involves credibility. on.the x of the Santry Mrquestion, The MINOT ingredientahere will vary rom — sotoease, Perceived indepeidence from the influence of larger powers ston he era gre Te eras oa Ingredient The Maiatenance of traditional alliance o- GIRS hacer same proctor and thar its policy choices and Bien ie entirely tts own, The maintenance of credibly W aso cro “Ty dependent on avoiding any charge of hypocrisy: any country which ‘aches abroad what it fails to practise at home cannot expect to be taken seriously for very long. Thus Australia’s domestic commitment to crmationalising the economy is crucial to our credibility in the Uruguay und and APEC; similarly, a poor recent race relations performance here Lid make it very difficul for us to be heard internationally on apartheid. can double standards be applied abroad: we made it clear, for example, urdiscussion of Australia’s human rights diplomacy that this depended much for its credibility on both universality in the application of ciples, and consistency of approach as between different countriedg, Observation 2 : Solvency If Australia is unable to act independently in foreign policy issues, it will lead to nuclear war, Daniel ton @ Center for Australian and New Zealand Stu . ian and New Zealand Stes, Georgetown Uaiv December 2003, Iss in Australian Foreign Policy” Ihip.lww sacceel. sry comin 111 161 84972008003 kin Not all agreed. Pri t Amitage’s vii former Puime_ Mines Malo Free renewed his by now familiar criticism of A ' current approach to dealing with the world's supespower.’ In an extraordinary attack, he claimed that “the US has become 4 fant eine’ sg Sle hate cnet BOTS Tat Sod Angin fee “sce meee come “a suber al” Ne Sout ise enc bss eat ened Oy Armtage puss hon ‘Setevesf ow pala dh Uood of out cles when deen he ts forged between the two countries.’ By doing so, Armitage gave unsubtle voice to his ‘Enuccaon that Anson woul play olin fate cone tog se paerty ‘rus te Unie Stes Auaia’s lug Isory of eoatiboas fo wa et in Tope ofonng the ance eaonlipconialy sugges tat Se US cul ree ‘the country’s support. This, according to Fraser and a number of defence specialists,* tad the vey seal poten aw Atlin 1 war between ie US and Cina or thewats of Toren Anothtsformer Prime Minister expressed similar reservations about a government “soko inl US penn Pol Reson aed med that instead af axercaying oo 8 special relstinsbop_with_sny_one_county Australia should be more * in its ftemational affairs. Moreover, he wrted tat the bel pemnstoal STARRY pursued b US President George W. B Bush might lead to a “ security lies in close regional ties, Keating lambasted the Coalition for turning away ‘from engagement with Asia, a policy strongly promoted by his govemment." Both he and Fraser, with backgrounds on opposing ends of the political spectrum, stood united in their condemnation of the Howard government's approach to forcign policy, particularly the prominence accorded to relations with the United States. ‘And the critics did not relent. Former diplomat Alison Broizowski coudemned Howard a Lin-plove ~ While Scott Burchill another past member of the foreign affairs comps, wamed that the govemment’s “increasig!y vicarious, icy” had a ided VIEW OF the US alliance as a “permanent i i dete connmeniator GeoPey Barker feed he acteassc costs and obligations in Austala’s relationship with the US lef the beneits of te alliance increasingly open to doubt” This was also the view of Liewtenant-General Jon Sanderson the Govemer of Westem Australia and on-time che of the army ithe major newspapers. who made great sport of the Prime Minister's foreign policy direction. Alan Moir of the Sydney Morning Heraid continued his tradition to draw Howard as physically one-eyed, now an honorary American Cyclops. The best came from The Australian, where Peter Nicholson depicted a slightly altered version of the US flag, with a tiny Australian continent placed among the stars that represent the “0 states of the Union, Beside it stood 2 dreamy-looking Howard, singing: “Twinkie, tnvinkle litle star. how I wonder who we are,"