Asia Geopolitics

Australia’s Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK

The Diplomat‘s defense editors discuss Australia’s recent Collins-class replacement decision.

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Australia’s Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
Credit: DCNS Australia

The Diplomat’s Prashanth Parameswaran and Franz-Stefan Gady join Ankit Panda to discuss the award of Australia’s Collins-class replacement tender to French consortium DCNS. The podcast discusses the factors that led to DCNS’ triumph, the effect of Japan’s loss on the bilateral between Tokyo and Canberra, and Japan’s options going forward.

Read Ankit Panda on the contours of the deal, Franz-Stefan Gady on the reasons Japan lost the bid, and Prashanth Parameswaran on why Japan-Australia ties will endure despite this setback.

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