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The Australian Arms Affair

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

Event Type
European Union Center, the program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies, and the European Parliament Former Members Association
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Nov 17, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Xinyuan Dai; Edward Kolodziej; Jin Seog Kim; Margarita Starkevičiūte
Yuchuan Shen
Originating Calendar
CEAPS Events Calendar

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?

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