... doesn’t strive to position itself at the epicenter of the Chinese-American standoff. In theory, in a couple of decades’ time, Australian submarines could turn up off the coast of Russia’s Sakhalin Island and Kamchatka Peninsula, or even cross the Bering ... ... will lie much further south, and will not directly impinge upon Russian interests.
Assessing the Trend of the Indo-Pacific Strategy
It is noteworthy that at around the same time as the establishment of AUKUS, China submitted an application ...
... Congress, Congressional Research Service, RL32418, 14 September 2021, page 3
. Navy Next-Generation Attack Submarine (SSN[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Congressional Research Service, IF11826, September 15, 2021
. “Gateway to the Indo-Pacific: Australian Defense Strategy and the Future of the Australia-U.S. Alliance”, 9 November 2013 Jim Thomas, Zack Cooper, Iskander Rehman, page 33
. Historically, France has used reduced-enrichment fuel in its submarines, which provides legal grounds ...
A whiplash for France and Europe
An important turning point in the Indo-Pacific turbulent order, AUKUS is also a blow for France.
First, its relations with Australia are now severely damaged. Back in 2018, President Macron chose to unveil France’s Indo-Pacific strategy at
the Garden Island base in Sydney
, signaling that Australia would become one of France’s key partners in its endeavor. The submarine contract was a structuring element of the relation, strongly committing the two countries. It has never been a long and calm river, with Paris being very much aware of ...
... trend is likely to continue in the near future. On the whole, the factors driving the Indo-Pacific strategy forward are clearly stronger than the constraints.
Prospects for the Squad-based Indo-Pacific
The political will of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia to foster the Indo-Pacific cooperation is increasing rather than weakening, which is the most important basis for further progress of the Indo-Pacific. Although the concept and objectives of the Indo-Pacific strategy of the four countries are not exactly the same and ...
... His Excellency
Mr Peter Tesch
, Ambassador of Australia to the Russian Federation, shares his thoughts on these and other issues.
Australia, Russia, and a Rules-Based Order in Asia
Today some countries such as Indonesia, Japan, US, Australia offer the conception of Indo-Pacific. Can you explain the features of the Australian conception? Is it a big difference between US and Australian approaches in this field?
In terms of geographical focus, the Australian conception ranges from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific ...