What Uncle Sam Wants

U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives in Australia and Beyond

Authors: Fernandes, Clinton

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  • Offers an original analysis of the United States Embassy's diplomatic cables, made public by the anti-secrecy group, WikiLeaks
  • Provides necessary context and explanations necessary for readers to understand how the U.S. Embassy’s objectives in Australia and the wider world have evolved
  • Considers the close historical link between the U.S. and Australia in light of key international events
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This pivot sheds light on U.S. foreign policy objectives by examining diplomatic cables produced by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Australia, some which have been officially declassified over the past 30 years and others which were made public by the anti-secrecy group, WikiLeaks. Providing an original analysis of the cables, this book provides the context and explanations necessary for readers to understand how the U.S. Embassy’s objectives in Australia and the wider world have evolved since the 1980's. It shows that Australian policymakers work closely with their American counterparts, aligning Australian foreign policy to suit American preferences. It examines a range of U.S. government priorities, from strategic goals, commercial objectives, public diplomacy, financial sanctions against terrorism, and diplomatic actions related to climate change, looking back at key events in the relationship such as sanctions against Iraq, the 2008 Global Financial crisis, intellectual property protection and the rise of China.


About the authors

Clinton Fernandes is Professor of International and Political Studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a former Australian Army officer who served in the Australian Intelligence Corps. His research focus is on “Securing Australia’s place in a changing world.”

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What Uncle Sam Wants
Book Subtitle
U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives in Australia and Beyond
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7799-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7799-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7798-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 146
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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