“A unique set of safeguards” will regulate how highly enriched uranium is used by Australia, according to a US White House official. Photo: US Navy via AP “A unique set of safeguards” will regulate how highly enriched uranium is used by Australia, according to a US White House official. Photo: US Navy via AP
“A unique set of safeguards” will regulate how highly enriched uranium is used by Australia, according to a US White House official. Photo: US Navy via AP

Australian Aukus subs: are China’s fears of a nuclear arms race in the Indo-Pacific founded?

  • Australia would be the only non-nuclear state with highly enriched uranium-powered submarines, something China fears will undermine regional stability
  • The fuel used to power the submarines could be used to build nuclear weapons — so how it is handled will be key to gauging the allies’ intentions

Topic |   Aukus alliance
“A unique set of safeguards” will regulate how highly enriched uranium is used by Australia, according to a US White House official. Photo: US Navy via AP “A unique set of safeguards” will regulate how highly enriched uranium is used by Australia, according to a US White House official. Photo: US Navy via AP
“A unique set of safeguards” will regulate how highly enriched uranium is used by Australia, according to a US White House official. Photo: US Navy via AP
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