This book deals with an account of the origins of the Australia-New Zealand-US (ANZUS) alliance and its subsequent evolution. It examines the divergent responses of contemporary Australian and New Zealand governments to the problems of alliance management.

Foreword -- Preface -- Historical Perspective -- The Case For ANZUS -- The Counter-Arguments -- The Changing Geo-Strategic Environment -- ANZUS: Its Contemporary Strategic Relevance -- Nuclear Disarmament: An Emerging Issue in Australian Politics -- The New Zealand Experiment -- Options for Australia -- An Independent Foreign Policy -- An Alternative Security Policy -- Process and Prospects