Since 1951, the US-Australia alliance has been a bedrock of Australian foreign policy. Republican and Democratic presidents have consistently described Australia as one of the United States’ most valuable allies, not least because Australia is the only country to have fought alongside the United States in every major war since World War I.
The Trump Presidency has spurred renewed focus on an alliance that has been reinvigorated by the launch of the Friends of Australia Caucus in Congress and the '100 years of mateship' campaign. But the alliance also faces increased scrutiny due to a challenging security outlook in Australia's Indo-Pacific region and debate within the United States about the costs of sustaining global leadership.
At this event, four Fulbright Scholars discussed the future of the alliance, followed by audience Q&A with panelists.
The event was jointly presented by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.