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THE AUKUS PACT: Australia, UK & US Announce historic military pact to counter China threat - Analysis

THE AUKUS PACT: Australia, UK & US Announce historic military pact to counter China threat -  Analysis
By Iain Fraser - GEO´ Reportage Editor
www.GEOPoliticalMatters.com

The UK, the US and Australia have announced an historic military pact in the Asia-Pacific, in an effort to counter the increasing threat posed by China.


Known as AUKUS the military alliance announced yesterday (16/08/2021) by the leaders of the three countries is the biggest strategic defence partnership among the three countries in decades will enable Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines for the first time using technology provided by the US but will also extend to co-operation in artificial intelligence, cyber and quantum technologies in an agreement that is far reaching than the Five Eyes alliance.

China was quick to respond to the AUKUS announcement. Its embassy in Washington reacted by accusing the countries of a "Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice". Click Here to have our Full Analysis sent direct to your mailbox or smart device.

EXPLAINER: The Five Eyes Agreement

The Five Eyes alliance is an intelligence-sharing arrangement between five English-speaking democracies: the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It evolved during the Cold War as a mechanism for monitoring the Soviet Union and sharing classified intelligence. It is often described as the world's most successful intelligence alliance. 





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