October 19, 2016

China wedge ‘could damage US alliance’

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: The Australian

Journalist Brendan Nicholson

The US election campaign could reinforce the perception growing in the Asia-Pacific region that America is in decline, posing a risk to the alliance that underpins Australia’s defence strategy.

That warning is in a report to be released today by the United States Studies Centre of the University of Sydney that identifies four possible threats to the US-Australian strategic alliance.

The report, Against Complacency, Risks and Opportunities for the Australia-US Alliance, is by Richard Fontaine, president of the Centre for a New American Security and a respected US ­national security thinker who spent several months here this year.

Read the full article at The Australian.


  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...