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Australia Braces for the Impact of the New U.S. Administration

Feb 2, 2017 | 09:32 GMT
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) pushed up a scheduled meeting with his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, by several months to discuss trade and security issues before U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration in January.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) pushed up a scheduled meeting with his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, by several months to discuss trade and security issues before U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration in January.
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Isolationism is not an option, and the United States is the only maritime power Australia can rely on to guarantee the security of the seas. But the shifts underway in Washington and the Western Pacific are forcing Canberra to consider how to secure its interests and assume greater responsibility for regional peace and prosperity. ...

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