Trump’s “America First” policies have paved the way for regional powers to assert their own local agendas. Sreeram Chaulia examines how four of these regional powers are faring.
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While Australia’s commemoration of the centenary of the First World War is now over, it behoves us to remember that, in Turkey’s case, the significant dates are 1911-23, rather than 1914-18. Jeremy Salt has written a compelling book that contextualises the experience of the Ottoman Empire in that conflict, the precursor to the emergence of modern Turkey.
Book Review: Australia, Menzies and Suez: Australian Policymaking on the Middle East Before, During and After the Suez Crisis
Robert Bowker uses long-secret cabinet notebooks to throw light on Australian political decision-making in the Suez Crisis of 1956, when Prime Minister Menzies took out insurance with a great power partner by giving conspicuous but token support for British action against Egypt, at some cost to Australia’s international reputation.