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AUKUS shows beginnings of U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy

Success will depend on economic, as well as military statecraft

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Joe Biden, joined virtually by Scott Morrison, left, listens as Boris Johnson speaks on Sept. 15: Washington is doing something new and unexpected.   © AP

Susannah Patton is research fellow, Ashley Townshend is director, and Tom Corben is research associate, all with the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney.

Before the AUKUS announcement, evidence that the Biden administration was prioritizing the Indo-Pacific region was scant.

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