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What does the new AUKUS alliance mean for global relations

The new pact between the UK, US and Australia could lead to nothing less than a merger of military, industrial and scientific capabilities.

Britain has just become part of something momentous in the Indo-Pacific, the super-region centred on maritime Asia and Australasia where China has been fast-expanding its coercive military power.

  • Rory Medcalf
  • The New Statesman

Not only has the UK’s Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier “strike group” recently completed warlike exercises with Japanese, American and other navies in the Pacific, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now joined the…

This augments the longstanding Australia-US and UK-US alliances with a new tripartite grouping called…

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