Cover: Opportunities and Challenges of AUKUS

Opportunities and Challenges of AUKUS

Published in: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs website (2024)

Posted on Feb 9, 2024

by Andrew Dowse

President Biden's approval of the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will facilitate key aspects of the Australia-United Kingdom-United States technology cooperation partnership (AUKUS). Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States have long enjoyed the closest defense relationships, but AUKUS will further enhance the security interests of the participants. It will do so by extending cooperation and access to advanced capabilities to a deeper sharing and integration of science, industrial bases, and supply chains. The partnership will benefit each participant — but is not without its challenges.

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