This is the third and final volume in a series examining the southern anchor of the American alliance network in the Pacific--the ANZUS alliance linking the United States with Australia and New Zealand. This volume considers the policies of the three partners toward the region in which their defense alliance operates and the implications of trends in these policy areas for the future of their relationship. The work analyzes trends in three policy areas--regional security, the Pacific Islands, and regional economic cooperation--each of which provides a distinct window on the relationship. The dynamic Asia-Pacific region is of growing importance to each of the ANZUS states, and the approaches of the three to regional cooperation can only become increasingly important.
About the Author:
RICHARD W. BAKER is a senior fellow in the East-West Center's Program on International Economics and Politics. He is a former career foreign service officer with the U.S. Foreign Service, he is the editor of the two previous volumes, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States: Internal Change and Alliance Relations in the Anzus States (Praeger, 1991) and Anzus Economics: Economic Trends and Relations among Australia, New Zealand, and the United States (Praeger, 1992).