The announcement of the new Indo-Pacific security alliance between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – dubbed ‘AUKUS’ – has led to the biggest crisis in transatlantic relations since the Iraq war in 2003. In this week’s podcast, host Mark Leonard talks with Janka Oertel, head of ECFR’s Asia programme, Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR’s research director, and Tara Varma, head of ECFR’s Paris office, about the new security pact and its implications for Europe. What does it mean for the future of transatlantic relations? And what lessons can be drawn for European strategic autonomy and European sovereignty?
This podcast was recorded on 20 September 2021.
- What Europeans think about the US-China cold war by Ivan Krastev & Mark Leonard
- After AUKUS: The uncertain future of American and European cooperation in the Indo-Pacific by Tara Varma
- AUKUS: After the sugar rush by Nick Witney