Defence policy

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Experts say China’s low-level cyberwar is becoming severe threat
Activity more overt and reckless despite US, British and other political efforts to bring it to a halt

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

23, Sep, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Aukus deal ‘ties UK into Indo-Pacific and sends message to China’
Key purpose of defence agreement is signal it gives to Beijing, Australia’s former defence minister tells MPs

Dan Sabbagh

21, Sep, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Examining Aukus alliance through the lens of history | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the new pact between the UK, Australia and the US, and its implications

Letters

20, Sep, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Boris Johnson’s military alliance in the Pacific is reckless post-imperial nostalgia | Simon Jenkins
The Aukus deal has enraged China and humiliated France, when British diplomacy should be concentrated on Europe, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

20, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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UK-France defence summit cancelled in Aukus row
Paris furious at scrapping of Australian submarine contract and new three-way technology pact

Dan Sabbagh, Julian Borger and Heather Stewart

19, Sep, 2021 @5:47 PM

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Making waves in the Pacific: how Boris Johnson’s Global Britain went rogue
Defence pact with Australia and the US increases chance of confrontation with China and spurs nuclear proliferation

Simon Tisdall

19, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Baptism of fire as Liz Truss heads to US amid submarine row
As France accuses the US and Australia of ‘lies and duplicity’, new UK foreign secretary faces major diplomatic incident on her first official overseas trip

Toby Helm Political editor, Kim Willsher in Paris and Julian Borger in Washington

18, Sep, 2021 @11:05 PM

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Aukus: France’s ambassador recall is ‘tip of the iceberg’, say analysts
French foreign minister makes no attempt to hide anger as former UK ambassador says announcement ‘puts a big rift in Nato alliance’

Kim Willsher

18, Sep, 2021 @8:19 PM

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The Aukus pact is a sign of a new global order | Rana Mitter
The deal has upset China, but it also binds the US into European security, in a world where Nato may be less relevant, says China expert Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter

17, Sep, 2021 @2:55 PM

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Leonardo helicopter boss warns £1bn investment at risk if UK does not order
Italian company wants British government to place order for replacement for RAF’s Puma fleet

Jasper Jolly

17, Sep, 2021 @2:04 PM

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Aukus pact: UK and US battle to contain international backlash
Nuclear submarine deal with Australia draws criticism from allies and China amid fears of conflict

Dan Sabbagh, Julian Borger, Helen Davidson and Angelique Chrisafis

16, Sep, 2021 @7:48 PM

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The Guardian view on the Aukus defence pact: taking on China | Editorial
Editorial: The agreement between the US, UK and Australia strengthens old ties as a new era unfolds in the Indo-Pacific region

Editorial

16, Sep, 2021 @6:03 PM

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