Security Relations Between the EU and Australia

Murray, Philomena and Matera, Margherita, "Security Relations Between the EU and Australia" in The European Union’s Security Relations with Asian Partners ed. Christiansen, Thomas, Kirchner, Emil and Tan, See Seng (Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2021), 323-345.

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  • Author Murray, Philomena
    Matera, Margherita
    Book Editor Christiansen, Thomas
    Kirchner, Emil
    Tan, See Seng
    Chapter Title Security Relations Between the EU and Australia
    Book Title The European Union’s Security Relations with Asian Partners
    Publication Date 2021
    Place of Publication Cham
    Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
    Start page 323
    End page 345
    Language eng
    Abstract Australia and the EU have been engaged in security dialogue and cooperation for some decades, with both high and low periods of correlation. Since the end of the Cold War, and the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, the EU and Australia have taken steps to strengthen their security engagement in key areas. According to the 2017 EU–Australia Framework Agreement, those areas include: promoting international peace and stability; active involvement in crisis management; strengthening existing engagement in countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and illicit trade in small arms and light weapons; and collaborating to prevent and fight against terrorism, organised crime, and cybercrime. However, they do not consistently share similar views or priorities regarding responses to transnational and regional threats. This chapter argues that the EU–Australia security relationship has evolved from pragmatic incrementalism to selective convergence, where bilateral cooperation has fluctuated in intensity both across different security issues and across time periods.
    Copyright Holder The Editors and the Authors
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783030699666
    DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-69966-6_15
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