Australia Chooses Washington Over Beijing Through AUKUS Deal; Experts Criticize
Australia has chosen its side of Washington over Beijing by signing the new security deal called AUKUS with the US and UK on September 17. It's a departure from the balancing act that Canberra held for the last 20 years. However, experts raised eyebrows over Australia's decision by calling "Canberra has provoked China needlessly." Experts also warned that this emerging reliant on the US can proliferate tension in the Indo-Pacific.