Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France
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Joe Biden
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Scott Morrison
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Boris Johnson
AUKUS
new military and technology pact
Australia’s requirement for a submarine
Canberra’s problem
French design
difficulty handling the increasing reach and size
Chinese Navy
procurement was not proceeding smoothly
United States
United Kingdom
will share
highly sensitive nuclear propulsion technology with
Australia
shore up deterrence in contested Indo-Pacific
pact completes the post-Brexit tilt of “Global Britain”
puts an end to the naive “golden era” of Sino-British closeness
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further enhancements
geopolitical position
supply-chain security
advanced cybercapabilities
unsettling response
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Jacinda Ardern
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Justin Trudeau
"...new nuclear-powered subs would not be welcomed in New Zealand’s waters..."

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