The United States and Australia: Deepening ties and securitising cyberspace

Maryanne Kelton, Zachary Rogers

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Obama’s politics of liberal internationalism promoted the rule of law, free trade and democratic values throughout the Asia Pacific. At the same time, his pragmatic realism was designed to secure the United States’ position in the region. This approach extended to deepening ties with regional allies and fostering the growth and corporatisation of US cyber capability. On both counts, he found a willing ally in Australia. Obama’s specific legacy, then, was to consolidate US–Australia political and economic relations while simultaneously strengthening security ties across all strategic domains, with cyber security, space, and maritime collaboration key features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe United States in the Indo-Pacific
Subtitle of host publicationObama's legacy and the Trump transition
EditorsOliver Turner, Inderjeet Parmar
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781526135025, 978-1-5261-3502-5
ISBN (Print)9781526135032, 978-1-5261-3503-2, 9781526135018, 978-1-5261-3501-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Obama
  • Trump
  • Cyber security
  • alliance


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