Aukus tells us a lot about the foreign policy of the Biden administration & raises two questions: What does it mean to be an ally of the US? And what is Washington’s vision on the Indo-Pacific?
Media mentions – Asia
This won’t make the EU a decisive actor in the Indo-Pacific, but it will make it an actor
He [Kadisha] will keep the noticeably harder line against Beijing because I believe a reverse course will not be well accepted domestically as well as internationally
Motegi’s reappointment symbolizes both continuity in terms of foreign policy, “but at the same time keeping and satisfying [Kishida’s] political capital within the Liberal Democratic Party
Merkel’s focus on a bilateral approach with Beijing has contributed to a greater fragmentation of European China policy
According to EFCR, Germany needs to rebalance its relations with China in the broader European interest
Germany is ‘vastly more important than the other countries on all the big issues, from how to handle China to the tech wars and climate change’
The Berlin newspaper refers to ECFR polling on how China is viewed by Europeans
If China is not really interested in cooperation, or only interested in cooperating on Chinese terms, then how do we think we can be different in policy and not just in tone from the U.S.?