What Uncle Sam Wants

U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives in Australia and Beyond

  • Clinton Fernandes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Clinton Fernandes
    Pages 1-6
  3. Clinton Fernandes
    Pages 7-18
  4. Clinton Fernandes
    Pages 37-56
  5. Clinton Fernandes
    Pages 57-75
  6. Clinton Fernandes
    Pages 77-102
  7. Clinton Fernandes
    Pages 103-119
  8. Clinton Fernandes
    Pages 121-129
  9. Clinton Fernandes
    Pages 131-139
  10. Clinton Fernandes
    Pages 141-144
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 145-146

About this book


This pivot sheds light on U.S. foreign policy objectives by examining diplomatic cables produced by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Australia, some which have been officially declassified over the past 30 years and others which were made public by the anti-secrecy group, WikiLeaks. Providing an original analysis of the cables, this book provides the context and explanations necessary for readers to understand how the U.S. Embassy’s objectives in Australia and the wider world have evolved since the 1980's. It shows that Australian policymakers work closely with their American counterparts, aligning Australian foreign policy to suit American preferences. It examines a range of U.S. government priorities, from strategic goals, commercial objectives, public diplomacy, financial sanctions against terrorism, and diplomatic actions related to climate change, looking back at key events in the relationship such as sanctions against Iraq, the 2008 Global Financial crisis, intellectual property protection and the rise of China.


Media and US-Australia Relations Intellectual Property and the Rise of China Patents and IP Protection Wikileaks and the History of US-Australia Relations Cablegate and Wikileaks History of US Foreign Policy Australian Foreign Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Clinton Fernandes
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New South WalesCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7798-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7799-0
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