“The key to understanding the splits within the western global order represented by the new AUKUS Alliance between the U.S., Australia, and the U.K. is the following: the EU, Friedman has made ruthlessly clear, is not viewed by the US security élite as a serious global player – or really as much more than one ‘punter’, amongst others, buying at the US weapons supermarket. The submarine contract with Australia however, was a centerpiece to Paris’s strategy for European ‘strategic autonomy’.”
This is a long analysis. Recommended.
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