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HMAS Farncomb Collins class submarine

Why AUKUS Alarms ASEAN

The bloc is struggling to preserve unity—and can’t decide what to do about the new U.S.-China rivalry.

Young environmental activists hold protest signs up in front of comedians dressed as Australian Labor leader Bill Shorten and Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Canberra, Australia, on May 5, 2019.

The Australian Climate Change Paradox, Unpacked

Australia is uniquely vulnerable in a warming world. So why have successive governments refused to act?

Scott Morrison and Lloyd Austin attend a meeting.

AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia

The controversial deal puts Canberra on the right side of history.

Australia's then-outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference in Canberra on August 24, 2018.

Turnbull: AUKUS Subs Deal Is an ‘Own Goal’

“If you double-cross people, there is a price to pay,” said former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about the controversial deal that jilted France.

An Australian Navy submarine is seen during a maritime exercise.

Why Southeast Asia Should Welcome AUKUS

Australia models independence in standing up to China.

Biden and Macron at NATO in Brussels

Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France

Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties.

The Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Ranki

Australia Badly Needs Nuclear Submarines

The country’s maritime scope, and China’s rise, makes the AUKUS deal a no brainer.

The sun rises over a Royal Australian Navy submarine.

The AUKUS Dominoes Are Just Starting to Fall

The world’s newest security partnership is a window into how the world works—and the unpredictable places it’s heading.

Macron at nuclear submarine launch ceremony in France

Sub Snub Has Paris in a Tizzy Over AUKUS

The French are right to be upset—but only about the money, not the strategy.

The F-22 Raptor after refuelling from the KC-10 Extender off the Queensland coast on July 17, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.

U.S. Seeking Basing in Australia After Submarine Deal

The Biden administration is hoping to rotate fighters and bombers to the land Down Under.

Biden holds a press conference about AUKUS

India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent

The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

Residents walk in Australia.

Australia’s Borders Aren’t Closed for Everyone

Celebrity exemptions are testing the public’s patience.

The Sydney Opera House at dawn.

Australia Is the New Hermit Kingdom

Closed borders have shut out a diverse citizenry.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media.

Australia Draws a Line on China

Canberra’s had enough of trade embargoes and Chinese grievances—and is ready to draw a line.

Peter Dutton speaks in Australia's parliament.

Will Australia’s New Defense Minister Play Bad Cop to China?

Peter Dutton stopped the refugee boats. His next job is stopping Beijing’s maritime militia.

Supporters of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters in Sydney.

Australia Is Under Pressure to Implement Magnitsky-Style Laws

Both Washington and the Australian public want more sanctions on China.

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