- US, UK and Australia agreed to supply nuclear-powered submarines to Australia to counter China's naval dominance in the Pacific.
- The Aukus deal has already caused controversy, including the repudiation of a previous submarine deal with France.
- Despite concerns, the Aukus pact enjoys bipartisan support in all three countries as a necessary response to China's military build-up and aggressive behavior.
- The purpose of the pact is to prevent war by deterrence, dissuading China from deploying its military muscle against Taiwan or in the South China Sea.
- Tightening security and intelligence relationships between the three countries is seen as important to counter Chinese power and guarantee future security.
Financial Times — World — Geopolitical tensions and military alliances in the Indo-Pacific region — Gideon Rachman — US-China Relations — Geopolitics
Aukus, the Anglosphere and the return of great power rivalry
The US, UK and Australia are renewing their alliance to counter China's naval dominance in the Pacific by supplying nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, in a pact aimed at preventing war through deterrence.