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Australia’s PM Denies He Lied to France’s Macron Over Sub Deal
November 02, 2021

Australia’s PM Denies He Lied to France’s Macron Over Sub Deal

By Rod McGuirk
Deputy Prime Minister Joyce chimed in as well: “We didn’t deface Eiffel Tower... We got out of that contract.”

Australia Soured a Valuable Naval Partner in France
September 21, 2021

Australia Soured a Valuable Naval Partner in France

By Jacob Benjamin
Up until September 15, French-Australian naval relations were burgeoning. Now that once-promising future is in doubt.
France Seeks European Support After AUKUS Submarine Deal Surprise
September 21, 2021

France Seeks European Support After AUKUS Submarine Deal Surprise

By Angela Charlton
“It’s not just a Franco-Australian affair, but a rupture of trust in alliances,” France’s foreign minister declared.

AUKUS and Submarines: The Fallout for France
September 18, 2021

AUKUS and Submarines: The Fallout for France

By Valerie Niquet and Marianne Peron-Doise
The less-than-strategic decision will discourage one of Europe’s most forward-leaning actors in the Indo-Pacific.

The Strategic Symbolism of Australia’s Nuclear Subs
September 17, 2021

The Strategic Symbolism of Australia’s Nuclear Subs

By Jacob Parakilas
Australia’s announcement that it will be building nuclear-powered submarines with American and British help will take years to pay military dividends, but the strategic impacts start immediately.

An India-Australia-France Trilateral Dialogue Is Overdue
August 28, 2020

An India-Australia-France Trilateral Dialogue Is Overdue

By Abhijnan Rej
The history of a proposed three-way conversation reveals the importance of Track 2 diplomacy.

Australia, France Sign Framework Agreement for $35.5 Billion Submarine Deal
February 26, 2019

Australia, France Sign Framework Agreement for $35.5 Billion Submarine Deal

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The agreement provides a framework for collaboration on the Royal Australian Navy’s new attack submarine class.
Australia, France Sign $35.5 Billion Submarine Contract
February 11, 2019

Australia, France Sign $35.5 Billion Submarine Contract

By Franz-Stefan Gady
After a two-year delay, Australia has signed a production contract with a French shipbuilder for 12 new submarines.

Australia, France Close to Finalizing Agreement for $36 Billion Submarine Fleet
December 13, 2018

Australia, France Close to Finalizing Agreement for $36 Billion Submarine Fleet

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Australia’s defense department and France’s Naval Group are expected to sign a strategic partnership agreement this month.

Concept Design for Australia’s $36 Billion Submarine Fleet to Be Finalized by Year’s End
November 07, 2018

Concept Design for Australia’s $36 Billion Submarine Fleet to Be Finalized by Year’s End

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The concept design for Australia’s Future Submarine project should be finalized by the end of 2018.

Japan Offers to Build Australia’s $50 Billion Submarine Fleet If French Deal Falls Through
October 11, 2018

Japan Offers to Build Australia’s $50 Billion Submarine Fleet If French Deal Falls Through

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s foreign minister said in a recent interview that Tokyo is prepared to export its submarines to Australia.
Is Australia’s $50 Billion Fleet of New Submarines in Trouble?
October 03, 2018

Is Australia’s $50 Billion Fleet of New Submarines in Trouble?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Australia and France have yet to conclude a strategic partnering agreement for the construction of 12 diesel-electric submarines.

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