Peter Dutton, then Australian defence minister,  speaks at a press conference at HMAS Stirling, a Royal Australian Navy base in Perth, on October 29, 2021. Since September 2021, Australia, the UK and the US have entered a trilateral security partnership called Aukus. Photo: EPA-EFE
Peter Dutton, then Australian defence minister, speaks at a press conference at HMAS Stirling, a Royal Australian Navy base in Perth, on October 29, 2021. Since September 2021, Australia, the UK and the US have entered a trilateral security partnership called Aukus. Photo: EPA-EFE
Daryl Guppy
Opinion

Opinion

Daryl Guppy

Aukus’ real threat to Asean is not nuclear-powered submarines, but dreams of Western empire

  • Contrary to regional concerns, the US and UK helping Australia build nuclear-powered submarines does not pose a material threat
  • What is dangerous, amid US, UK and European naval operations in the South China Sea, is the imperial longing that drives Aukus

Peter Dutton, then Australian defence minister,  speaks at a press conference at HMAS Stirling, a Royal Australian Navy base in Perth, on October 29, 2021. Since September 2021, Australia, the UK and the US have entered a trilateral security partnership called Aukus. Photo: EPA-EFE
Peter Dutton, then Australian defence minister, speaks at a press conference at HMAS Stirling, a Royal Australian Navy base in Perth, on October 29, 2021. Since September 2021, Australia, the UK and the US have entered a trilateral security partnership called Aukus. Photo: EPA-EFE
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