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AUKUS and the dawn of realpolitik minilateralism in the Indo-Pacific

New pact signals a decisive shift of focus in action and priorities

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Joe Biden delivers remarks about a national security initiative joined virtually by Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson on Sept. 15: AUKUS is not the brainchild of a Cold War mentality.   © AP

Alessio Patalano is professor of war and strategy in East Asia at King's College London and senior fellow at Policy Exchange.

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