A country’s foreign policy is only partly the result of decisions made by its government: it is mainly imposed by circumstances.
Australia, during the last fifty years, has been a country unsure of its place in the world. She has been bouncing from ally to ally, begging for a place under their umbrella of protection, ignoring and denying her place in the Asian region, and struggling to find a foreign policy that is
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affluent but defenseless. In short out nationhood has yet to face its first real test; this will come when our luck runs out.
Australia must find a way to develop a foreign policy that, one, does not rely solely on a more powerful country and, two, places great emphasis on the fact that Australia must learn to co-exist in this region. If a policy such as this is not established her luck will run out.