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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.

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.

Will India Help Build Australia’s New Submarines?
July 21, 2016

Will India Help Build Australia’s New Submarines?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
New Delhi’s experience with French submarines could come in handy for Australia’s shipbuilding industry.

Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
May 06, 2016

Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending

By Greg Austin
How grounded in strategic reality is the Australian government's decision to purchase 12 new submarines?

The Deceptively Simple Reason Australia Picked the Shortfin Barracuda
May 02, 2016

The Deceptively Simple Reason Australia Picked the Shortfin Barracuda

By Ankit Panda
Did Australia go with DCNS to keep the SSN option open?

Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
April 30, 2016

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

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat's defense editors discuss Australia's recent Collins-class replacement decision.
Australia-Japan Defense Ties Are Deeper Than a Sunken Submarine Bid
April 30, 2016

Australia-Japan Defense Ties Are Deeper Than a Sunken Submarine Bid

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the outcome is a missed opportunity, it’s worth remembering that bilateral ties are much more than a single deal.

Why Japan Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs
April 27, 2016

Why Japan Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs

By Franz-Stefan Gady
How did the onetime frontrunner fail in its bid to build Australia’s next-generation submarine?

Did Japan Just Lose the Bid to Build Australia's New Subs?
April 21, 2016

Did Japan Just Lose the Bid to Build Australia's New Subs?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Australian government has allegedly ruled out Japan's sub bid, according to an Australian media report.

Japanese Submarine Enters Australia’s Waters for First Time Since WWII for Drills
April 20, 2016

Japanese Submarine Enters Australia’s Waters for First Time Since WWII for Drills

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Nichi Gou Trident produces a notable first.
Japan’s Deadliest Sub to Join Australia’s Navy in Military Drill
March 11, 2016

Japan’s Deadliest Sub to Join Australia’s Navy in Military Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Is Tokyo showcasing its high-tech submarine to boost its chances to win a major defense contract in Australia?

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