China and the pathology of democratic unpreparedness for defence
AUKUS can thus serve as the foundational stone for collective action and for providing the confidence East Asian and non-Asia politicians need to justify the difficult domestic task of alliance building.
U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, pictured. AUKUS, the alliance arrangement announced by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, formed in September of 2021, is a crucial beacon for the mobilization of democracies, writes Julian Spencer-Churchill. Photographs courtesy of Commons Wikimedia and Flickr