It was supposed to be an announcement of a pact, not the start of a foreign relations crisis between allies. But as Australia announced a new security partnership with the United Kingdom and the United States, dubbed AUKUS, it also cancelled a multibillion-dollar contract to buy submarines from France. So how did an abandoned deal for a dozen submarines turn in to the diplomatic version of a lover’s quarrel?
In this episode:
- Natacha Butler (@natachabut), Al Jazeera Paris correspondent
- David Brophy (@Dave_Brophy), Senior Lecturer in Modern Chinese History at the University of Sydney
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