USA & Australia - ALLIANCE links

 for closer ties,

For those Americans who have any awareness or opinion on Australia, many have impressions based on myths, as described by Michael Gawenda

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At a more informed level, it's worth seeing an American opinion on the stated significance to them of the alliance, and how they view it - as per comments from Michael J Green, a senior director of the USA's National Security Council,

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Former Australian diplomat Rawdon Dalrymple, while partly critical of some decisions of the Howard government, also persists with expressing our need for this alliance

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 for looser ties,

Against these arguments, writer and academic Alison Broinowski expresses strong views for a more distant and mature position for Australia to take in future version(s) of this alliance

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for wider ties,

Australia's interests may also be served by alliance with a greater diversity of countries, such as in the G20 grouping - Michael Fullilove of the Lowy Institute proposes that, while this may be aimed to raise our involvement in global economic decisions, it can also broaden our world view about global issues in many fields

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