The transatlantic meaning of AUKUS

What does AUKUS mean for the future of transatlantic relations?

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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.

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HMS Ambush nuclear submarine returning to HMNB Clyde, Scotland

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