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In an effort to counter the threat from China, Australia, the UK and US and have announced a security pact in the Asia-Pacific. The AUKUS trilateral agreement has provoked a furious reaction from the French government - reclaiming its ambassadors from the USA and Australia - due to Australia's decision to ditch a $66 billion deal to buy French diesel submarines.

This marked a rapid escalation in tensions between these traditional allies and has fuelled fears in Paris that Washington's commitment to its traditional European allies is waning. China, which suspects the arrangement poses a threat to its security, has also denounced the accord.

Does this signal a new anglo-centric alliance? What does it mean for the future of NATO?

Speakers TBC


  • Barbara Serra (MODERATOR: Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor at Al Jazeera)

    Barbara Serra

    MODERATOR: Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor at Al Jazeera

    Barbara Serra is an Italian-born British-based broadcast journalist and TV newsreader. Serra studied at the London School of Economics, before becoming a journalist. Serra has worked for the BBC, Sky News and was a presenter for Five News.

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  • Tobias Ellwood (Conservative MP for Bournemouth East at UK Government)

    Tobias Ellwood

    Conservative MP for Bournemouth East at UK Government

    Tobias Ellwood is a British Conservative Party politician, soldier and author. He served in the Royal Green Jackets and reached the rank of captain. He currently serves as the Member of Parliament for Bournemouth East and served as a UK Government Minister at the Ministry of Defence from 2017 to 2019.

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  • Jack Detsch (Pentagon and National Security Reporter at Foreign Policy)

    Jack Detsch

    Pentagon and National Security Reporter at Foreign Policy

    Jack Detsch is Foreign Policy’s Pentagon and national security reporter. He was previously a staff writer for Al-Monitor covering intelligence and defence.

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