A break or a lesson? Submarines, stereotypes and silent geopolitics
Beighton, C. 2021. A break or a lesson? Submarines, stereotypes and silent geopolitics. Canterbury Christ Church University.
The recent diplomatic row between France, Australia, the US and the UK is a telling recent event. Following Australia’s backtracking on a deal to buy 55 billion euros worth of French submarines, president Emmanuel Macron has responded by (temporarily) withdrawing ambassadors from the US and Australia. A secretive alliance of Anglo-Saxon nations has, in his view, conspired dishonourably to stab France in the back.
Rather than a question of military efficiency or cost, then, this affair is really about geopolitics, the evolution of post-Nato defence alliances, and a recentering of attention to the Asia-Pacific theatre.
|Publisher||Canterbury Christ Church University|
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|Deposited||28 Oct 2021|
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