AUKUS and the Future of Alliances in the Indo-Pacific

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An address by The Hon Tony Abbott, former prime minister of Australia.

Australia’s recently concluded deal with the US and the UK over nuclear-propelled submarines is viewed by many as not only a project designed to boost the capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy, but also a means to contain China and bolster US-led efforts to deepen alliance capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region.

In his address, Mr Abbott discussed the agreement, its implications for the tripartite AUKUS alliance, and the future of the Indo-Pacific region.

The webinar is moderated by Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director-General, RUSI.

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Speaker's Biography

The Hon Tony Abbott AC served as a member of the Australian House of Representatives (1994–2019), leader of the Liberal Party of Australia (2009–15) and prime minister of Australia (2013–15).

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