Aukus reshapes the strategic landscape of the Indo-Pacific | Curio

Aukus reshapes the strategic landscape of the Indo-Pacific

29 mins | Sep 28, 2021

Go deeper inside the deal. As an arms deal, it is big, but as a strategic shift, it is bigger. The pact is America’s most purposeful move to date, to counter what it and others countries in the Indo-Pacific region see as a growing threat from China. The Economist reveals why the Aukus submarine deal underscores how the new theatre for the great-power competition is maritime. “This should slow — but not yet reverse — the shift in the maritime balance of power between America and China, which is sustaining spectacular levels of shipbuilding and missile-making. It also points to an emerging facet of security co-operation under Mr Biden; coalitions of the willing defined by what the counterparts want and are able to offer. Strong doses of pragmatism are likely to be features of the new, often transactional, arrangements.”

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