... The Jimmy Carter administration in the U.S. (1977-1981) imposed a ban on the supply of nuclear materials and equipment to India. Later the ban was joined by leading exporting countries, which formed the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), including Canada, Australia, France and China.
Narendra Modi’s government had to unfreeze the contracts concluded with foreign companies in the US and France before the passing of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act and to come to an agreement with other countries that export nuclear ...
... fighter jets in the region. A new anti-Beijing wave arose in February 2014, when a Chinese flotilla sailed around the island of Java close to the Australian Christmas Island and held an exercise there.
Military analysts came to the conclusion
that China would continue to operate around Australia, since these waters hold commercial sea lanes and hold offshore hydrocarbon reserves important for Beijing.
Australia is developing its defense strategy based on the concept of a middle range power, the rank assigned to the country by some political ...
... it is fully aware of the U.S. base’s operations and that they do not infringe on the country’s sovereignty. The deployment of American marines near Darwin also generates disapproval in Australia and beyond, with fears also
expressed by China and Indonesia
Australia is therefore compelled to balance between the need for a stronger alliance with the United States and the threat of becoming hostage to Washington’s foreign policy, which risks damaging its national security and other interests. The relationship ...