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 – China
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.?
However, due to the higher cruising speed, nuclear submarines are still unbeaten in terms of loitering in remote operational areas
By cancelling the submarine deal, Europeans have been blindsided
At least since the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, China has viewed the country through a lens of threat