As Australia faces no major defence perils from the Pacific nations, the new grouping’s move is aimed at Chinese presence in the Asia Pacific.
The two nations are concerned about its ramifications even though nuclear weapons are not part of the plan.
The Quad and AUKUS are strategically complimentary to each other.
The AUKUS treaty will lead to a naval arms race between the western nations and China.
Jakarta must prepare for worst-case scenario should peace and stability in the region be at risk
The AUKUS pact signals a decision by Australia that its days of not choosing between China and the US are over.
America's flagship project that aims to outfit Australia with a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines is especially dangerous
The pact has put into question ASEAN centrality on matters of regional architecture.
ANN commentators discuss the impact of the trilateral pact between Australia, Britain and the United States.
Has Australia seriously thought through the implications of AUKUS for Asian neighbours?