Southeast Asia Speaks

Southeast Asia Speaks: Analyst Ashley Townshend on AUKUS alliance’s impact in the region

How will the agreement forged by Australia, United Kingdom, and the US affect the rising global influence of China? Catch the interview live on Thursday, October 14, at 5 pm!

A new security agreement forged by Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States is seen as a significant development in a bid to strengthen the security in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Philippines said it will support the AUKUS pact, in contrast to the stance of neighboring countries Indonesia and Malaysia.

On Thursday, October 14, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to analyst Ashley Townshend on how the AUKUS alliance will impact geopolitics in Southeast Asia.

Townshend is the director of foreign policy and defense at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and an expert on international security and strategic affairs.

What led to this alliance between the three countries? How will it affect the rising global power and influence of China? –

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