Indo-Pacific push: Building islands of trust, not tension

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    This article is based on an extract from the updated edition of his book Contest for the Indo-Pacific: Why China Won’t Map the Future, to be released by Black Inc. on February 1. Australians awoke on September 16 to a televised triptych: their Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, in the centre, framed by US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, all backed by flags of red, white and blue. Fittingly for the Zoom-laden world of COVID-19 diplomacy, the three leaders shared a virtual stage to unveil their new pact. America and Britain were agreeing to share their most guarded military technology – advanced nuclear reactors for submarines – with middling Australia, promising to propel this nation of 25 million people to the front rank of naval power.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationSydney Morning Herald (SMH)
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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