Australian Nuclear Subs Face South East Asian Criticism

Posted on: Fri 24 Sep 2021

The nuclear submarine deal, that signified the formalisation of the AUKUS alliance, between Australia, the US, and the UK, has caused some shockwaves across the world.

Notably, trade partners and close neighbours in South East Asia like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore have been part of the vocal reaction and criticism of this new deal.

So how will this impact our standing in the region, and what, if any, fallout could be caused by this indication of shifting power dynamics?

James Chin, Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Tasmania, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann to talk about how the announcement of nuclear subs in Australia has affected Australia’s relationship with South East Asia.

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Produced by Tom Mann


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