Posted May 24, 2021
Australia enacted some of the strictest lockdowns and border closures during the pandemic, helping the country all but snuff out COVID-19 but also limiting trade and tourism for a key player in global economic integration.
Relations have grown testy with China, its main trading partner, while Australia’s participation in regional security initiatives like the U.S.-led Quad have hardened positions along ideological lines in the ever-shifting and complex Indo-Pacific region.
With a new president in the U.S. and a sense of recovery taking hold in Australia, how durable is an alliance both have called foundational to peace and security in the region?
Join Global Atlanta and the Atlanta Council on International Relations for a special virtual interview with Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos exploring security, technology, trade, diplomacy and how the Southeast United States can play a greater role in the two nations’ increasingly intertwined fortunes.