US, Australia, UK sign key deal in nuclear sub alliance

Australia formally embarked Monday on a hotly-contested programme to equip its navy with nuclear-powered submarines in a new defence alliance with Britain and the United States

Diagrams and key data on the conventional submarine proposed by France to Australia and two types of submarines, British and American, which are nuclear powered.

‘China will not be the first to recognise Taliban government’

No country has formally recognised the Taliban government though China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, met members of the interim government in Qatar this week

Taliban members drive along a road in the centre of Kabul on 14 October 2021

G20 Summit

‘Clumsy’ US triggered submarine row with France: Biden

Paris reacted with fury last month to the announcement of a new US-UK-Australia deal which killed Australia’s pre-existing agreement with France

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) welcomes US President Joe Biden (L) before their meeting at the French Embassy to the Vatican in Rome on 29 October 2021

BIPSS-Dhaka Tribune roundtable

Quad, AUKUS and shifting dynamics in the Indo-Pacific

At a roundtable on ‘Quad and AUKUS: Creating Strategic Ripples in the Indo-Pacific’, organised jointly by Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) and Dhaka Tribune, participants ...

(L-R) Parvez Karim Abbasi, Shahedul Anam Khan, ANM Muniruzzaman, Zafar Sobhan, Touhid Hossain

Will AUKUS complement or relegate Quad?

AUKUS and Quad seem to be complementing on the common goal - containing China.The huge military dimension of AUKUS seemingly prevents any probability to include military component in the Quad. Thus, ...

US president Joe Biden hosts a 'Quad nations' meeting at the Leaders' Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework with India's prime minister Narendra Modi, Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison and Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, 24 September 2021.

Will the AUKUS security pact pull China into the arms race?

Whether China’s future military undertakings will be a race to match the United States military might, time will give the best answer as two decades into the future in a highly contested geopolitical ...

Chinese and US flags flutter in Shanghai, China on 30 July. Photo: Reuters

AUKUS creates fresh waves in the Indo-Pacific

While it has not been overtly stated that the objective of AUKUS is to contain China, it is quite clear that its singular aim is to thwart China's growing reach, particularly its military and naval ...

AUKUS creates fresh waves in the Indo-Pacific
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