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AUSTRALIA Ripensare la coesione sociale in Australia. Gill Savage, The Strategist: Agenda for change 2022: building resilience while celebrating diversity BLENHEIM REEF  Blenheim Reef, un puntino strategico. David Brewster, Samuel Bashfield, The Interpreter: The curious case of Blenheim Reef CINA I dati ufficiali rivelano l’aumento di buoni del tesoro cinesi nelle mani di investitori internazionali. […]

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AUKUS and Japan (Nobukatsu Kanehara, JIIA)

The sudden announcement of AUKUS’s establishment was for the most part greeted favorably by Japan, although France was furious that a seventy billion USD contract for submarines ordered by the Australian Navy had been scrapped. The awkward handling of the French-Australian submarine project was unfortunate, but AUKUS itself will be a great contribution for making […]

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Reconciling the Quad and AUKUS: a bridge too far? (A Chong, East Asia Forum)

The 2020s may well be remembered as an era where defensive alliances strove to avoid naming the enemies they were set up to deter. Such is the strategy behind the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), a loose grouping of India, Japan, Australia and the United States established in 2004 as an association of democratic powers to […]

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AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific: Stakeholders Weigh their Wins and Losses (Harsh V.Pant, Rahul Kamath, ORF)

The trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (AUKUS), announced on 15 September 2021, has instantly become a matter of interest, and controversy, in the Indo-Pacific, the region that is unfolding as a theatre for 21st century’s geopolitical affairs. Touted as Canberra’s biggest defence partnership in decades, the trilateral aims […]

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There’s more to Australian security in Asia than AUKUS (East Asia Forum)

When the AUKUS agreement was announced on 16 September it not only surprised the French and President Macron — Indonesia’s parliamentarians were stunned and not a single one offered any support for it. There’s more to Australian security in Asia than AUKUS | East Asia Forum

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ASEAN responses to AUKUS security dynamic (Dino Patti Djalal, East Asia Forum)

When news of the AUKUS agreement broke on 16 September 2021, it caught everyone in Southeast Asia by surprise. While its understood that AUKUS is not an alliance, it had portent to agitate the strategic landscape for ASEAN. ASEAN responses to AUKUS security dynamic | East Asia Forum

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Unpacking the AUKUS Trilateral Security Partnership: Politics, Proliferation and Propulsion (Andrew Futter, Valdai Discussion Club)

The Australia-UK-US trilateral security partnership, or AUKUS for short, has been the subject of much speculation and debate since it was announced in September 2021. While some of its provisions will take many years to reach fruition, notably building a new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, the announcement has already had considerable impact and driven concerns about nuclear proliferation, double standards, and the security […]

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Australia-China Tensions Simmer Amid Trade War and AUKUS (William Yuen Yee, The Jamestown Foundation)

In a speech about the impact of the ongoing trade war with China on Australia, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said that the “economy has shown itself to be highly resilient” (Department of the Treasury of Australia, September 6). In his address, Frydenberg conveyed a defiant message to Beijing that Australia will not be deterred by economic […]

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Morrison says AUKUS will strengthen cooperation on critical technologies (Brendan Nicholson, The Strategist)

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has used a keynote address at ASPI’s Sydney Dialogue to add important detail to what’s known about Australia’s AUKUS agreement with the United States and Britain. In his speech delivered online today, the prime minister makes it clear that AUKUS is intended to enable the three allies to develop and share advanced […]

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AUKUS partners must play catch-up to repair relations with France (Ramesh Thakur, The Strategist)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is embroiled in a tussle with both French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden which, given the power asymmetries, risks leaving Australia exposed and vulnerable in a major-power league above its paygrade. Across Africa and Asia, variants can be found of the folklore that the grass is trampled both […]

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AUKUS and Australian grand strategy (Lesley Seebeck, The Strategist)

Having a coherent strategy matters. It allows the effective allocation of scarce resources. It provides a framework against which events and trends can be assessed, helping to guide bureaucratic action, diplomatic activity and military posture. It’s essential to statecraft. So, what does AUKUS agreement with the United States and United Kingdom say about Australian grand […]

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Discord stirred up within NATO after AUKUS establishment – Russian diplomat (TASS)

The establishment of a new trilateral military partnership involving the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia (AUKUS) has stirred up discord within NATO both conceptually and in terms of technology, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday. Discord stirred up within NATO after AUKUS establishment – Russian diplomat – Russian Politics & […]