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Great-Power Competition

To Exclude or Not to Exclude: AUKUS and Order-Engineering

By Zeno Leoni

Introduction While the delivery aspect of AUKUS – that is of nuclear-propelled submarines and advanced technological capabilities – continues to...

AUKUS Is Not the New Asian NATO, nor Even a Start at One

By David B. Shear

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and the National Broadcasting Company’s (NBC) Meet the Press conducted a war...

AUKUS, NATO, and Euro-Atlantic Security Post-Ukraine

By Lawrence Freedman

The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 was one of those punctuation points in history, like the fall of...

AUKUS and the Evolution of Special Operations for Great-Power Competition

By David Kilcullen

Introduction Special operations (SO) have emerged as an important area of quiet collaboration since the trilateral AUKUS pact was announced...

AUKUS and Pacific Grand Strategy: A View From Washington

By James Stavridis

The new trilateral security partnership formed by Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States adds a significant and crucial...