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scmp - 27 days ago

Pacific Island nations uneasy over Aukus deal, amid nuclear proliferation, climate change fears

Australia’s bid to acquire nuclear submarines under a new security pact with the United States and Britain has sparked unease in Pacific Island nations, whose strategic location has placed them at the forefront of the growing geopolitical rivalry between China and the West.The launch of the partnership, dubbed Aukus, has raised concerns among politicians, the media and civil society in the Pacific about the risk of conflict and nuclear proliferation in their backyard.Although sparsely-populated…


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