• After Australia's landmark sub deal with the US and UK, an underwater arms race may heat up in the Pacific

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrives for a port visit in Hobart, Australia, April 1, 2021.
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    Indo-Pacific countries are interested in nuclear and non-nuclear subs and are developing, replacing, or expanding their fleets.
    The growing number of underwater vessels makes competition between them more dangerous, says academic.
    Australia's acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines from the United States and Britain will spark a complex naval competition in the Indo-Pacific above and below the water, according to...
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  • The AUKUS deal says more about US plans to take on China and Biden will admit

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Royal Australian Navy diesel-electric submarine HMAS Waller in Sydney Harbor, November 2, 2016.
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    President Joe Biden is heading to the G-20 summit this month to mend rifts caused by the AUKUS security pact.
    The pact makes explicit US plans to aggressively challenge China, but in doing so, it risks further damaging core relationships.
    Grant Golub is a Ph.D. candidate studying US diplomatic history and grand strategy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
    As President Joe Biden prepares to attend the G-20 summit in Rome at the end of this...
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