The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Waller diesel-electric submarine in Sydney Harbour. Photo: AFP
The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Waller diesel-electric submarine in Sydney Harbour. Photo: AFP
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

Did Aukus just torpedo Europe’s ‘united front’ to contain China?

  • The uproar over Australia’s nuclear submarine deal threatens the relationship between the EU and the US, and could push France and Germany into softer positions on China
  • How France and Germany align will hinge on newly elected Olaf Scholz, and may come down to the Germans making a choice between Washington and Beijing

The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Waller diesel-electric submarine in Sydney Harbour. Photo: AFP
The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Waller diesel-electric submarine in Sydney Harbour. Photo: AFP
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