Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a state memorial honouring victims of the Australian bushfires at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on February 23, 2020. Loren Elliott/Reuters
Following last week’s inauguration of the AUKUS defense partnership, which will see Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines drawing on British and U.S. technology, few could disagree that Australia has made its definitive strategic choice.
No longer can anyone in Washington harbor doubts as to where Canberra stands in the evolving contest with China.
Could the AUKUS Deal Strengthen Deterrence Against China—And Yet Come at a Real Cost to Australia? | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)