In November 2011 President Barack Obama addressed the Australian Parliament and proclaimed he had ‘made a deliberate and strategic decision...the United States will play a larger and long-term role in shaping this region and its future, by upholding core principles and in close partnership with our allies and friends’.
As it has been five years since the US Pivot/Rebalance to Asia was announced, we have issued a special edition to commemorate and assess this period. This special edition asked contributors to assess the significance and progress of the rebalance from the perspective of the United States, Japan, Singapore, China and Australia. It presents a variety of views about the rebalance’s impact and significance, contributing to both scholarly and policy debates.
The issue was launched at the Hedley Bull Building Atrium at the Australian National University on Wednesday 16 November.
Security Challenges aims to be Australia’s foremost journal on strategic policy, military and defence strategy. It is a fully peer reviewed journal that aims to produce high quality scholarship accessible to and engaging with policy makers and the concerns of the policy communities in Australia and across the Asia Pacific.