“Europeans must come out of their naivety,” the French President said in his first comments about the AUKUS defence deal among Australia, the UK and US.
The agreement fits into US war planning in the South China Sea.
The nation’s peak union body says the new AUKUS agreement robs Australia’s shipbuilding and manufacturing communities of “decent jobs for generations to come”.
Critics of the pact disregard the many relationships outside the Anglosphere we are deepening and enriching.
As well as subs, the AUKUS powers will work together on AI, cyber, quantum, hypersonic missiles and other “undersea capabilities”. What do these mean, and how will they change the […]
Frozen out in Europe, feted in Washington, alarming some of its south-east Asian neighbours: the AUKUS misfire raises questions about Australia’s ability to perform on the world stage.
As a founding member of both AUKUS and the Quad, Australia is discrediting the prophets of permanent identity crisis and existential anguish.
Meantime, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson have moved to heal a damaging rift triggered by the Morrison government’s AUKUS pact.
A Labor MP rejects the former prime minister’s stance on Xi Jinping’s China and his criticism of Australia’s AUKUS defence pact.
Not content with accusing the government of selling out Australia’s security interests, Paul Keating has opened fire on his own side as well.
As more countries openly criticise the new AUKUS defence pact, European Council President Charles Michel reminded the Prime Minister of the need for “transparency and loyalty”.
The Prime Minister has sought to calm Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s concerns that the AUKUS submarine pact will lead to a new arms race in the Indo-Pacific.
Some Labor MPs believe the party should not offer immediate support for the decision to sign a deal for nuclear submarines with the US and UK.
The real potential of AUKUS lies in how the new grouping can be leveraged in the long term to help Australia deal with the profound technological disruption about to sweep […]
Shortly after condemning Australia, the US and the UK for forming AUKUS, China applied to join the trans-pacific trade deal established to isolate Beijing.
This decision to create the AUKUS alliance locks Australia into another nation’s foreign policy and is an affront to our national sovereignty.
France’s former ambassador to the US said British involvement was immaterial because they were “poodles of the Americans, as usual”.
Australia is making a clear choice of the US over China with the AUKUS pact – and the fundamental decision is bipartisan.