Australia will acquire US nuclear-powered submarines, like this US Navy one pictured in Guam, as part of a new security alliance with the US and Britain that has caused unease in Pacific Island nations. Photo: AP
Australia will acquire US nuclear-powered submarines, like this US Navy one pictured in Guam, as part of a new security alliance with the US and Britain that has caused unease in Pacific Island nations. Photo: AP

Pacific Island nations uneasy over Aukus deal, amid nuclear proliferation, climate change fears

  • The security pact between Australia, Britain and the US has raised concerns about nuclear submarines and conflict in their backyard
  • Due to their strategic location, the island nations have become the focus of jockeying for influence in the geopolitical rivalry between China and the West

Australia will acquire US nuclear-powered submarines, like this US Navy one pictured in Guam, as part of a new security alliance with the US and Britain that has caused unease in Pacific Island nations. Photo: AP
Australia will acquire US nuclear-powered submarines, like this US Navy one pictured in Guam, as part of a new security alliance with the US and Britain that has caused unease in Pacific Island nations. Photo: AP
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