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The Australian Arms Affair: Assessing the Impact of Competition in Asia for US-European Relations

Event Type
European Union Center, Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, Center for Global Studies, Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies
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Nov 17, 2021   12:00 pm  
Edward Kolodziej, Jin Seog Kim, Margarita Starkevičiūtė
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events


The recent row over a new US-UK-Australian defense pact has exposed shifts taking place in international alliances through military cooperation. French officials expressed dismay earlier in September at Australia's decision to purchase submarines from the US and cooperate more closely with the UK, where France had previously seen an opportunity given its presence in Pacific islands. The event echoed the displeasure of the incoming Biden Administration that the EU proceeded in December 2020 with plans for the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment. How are Brexit and changes in geopolitical strategy in the US placing previous allies in competition with one another? 

Xinyuan Dai, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign 

Jin Seog Kim, Ministry of National Defense, South Korea 
Edward Kolodziej, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign 
Margarita Starkevičiūtė, Former Member of the European Parliament


This event is organized by the Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, European Union Center, and the Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security and co-sponsored by the European Parliament Former Members Association. 




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