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The AUKUS agreement’s transfer of nuclear submarine technology to Australia could substantially enhance Indo-Pacific security, giving Canberra the high-endurance, long-distance, stealthy platform it needs to project power to seas that China might contest. But the AUKUS model could also be applied to benefit other U.S. Asian allies—most importantly South Korea and Japan. Although leaders in both nations advocate acquisition of nuclear submarines to counter threats from China and North Korea, do other advanced non-nuclear anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare options make more sense? Which set of options might be most likely to strengthen alliance security ties between Washington, Seoul, and Japan?
Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Bryan Clark for a discussion on this timely issue with expert panelists Henry Sokolski, Dr. Park Young-June, and Dr. Park Chang Kwoun of Hongik University.