Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison (centre), flanked by Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden, at a joint press conference in Canberra. Photo: EPA
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison (centre), flanked by Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden, at a joint press conference in Canberra. Photo: EPA
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US allies’ move on nuclear submarines for Australia a boost to region’s hard power, analysts say

  • Australia is set to build eight submarines using sensitive nuclear technology from the US and Britain, in an agreement largely welcomed within the region
  • The AUKUS pact is seen as giving teeth to existing accords that critics previously said did not reflect the changing balance of power in the Indo-Pacific

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison (centre), flanked by Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden, at a joint press conference in Canberra. Photo: EPA
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison (centre), flanked by Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden, at a joint press conference in Canberra. Photo: EPA
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