Under the Waves: France and the Australian Submarine Deal

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An agreement to provide Australia with American-built nuclear submarines stole headlines when France, which had an existing submarine deal with Australia, recalled its ambassadors to both nations. The diplomatic spat caught American and Australian officials off-guard and sparked reactions around the globe, including some accusing President Biden of purposefully cutting out a key ally. The move also highlighted the context surrounding the deal: countering rising Chinese influence in the Asia-Pacific.

Join the Global Current today as we discuss the deal and the outlook for U.S. diplomacy with Analysts Jackie Ballard and Drew Starbuck. After, News Briefer Annie Hebel recaps some of the most pressing stories from around the world this week.

This episode was brought to you thanks to Executive Producer - Jarrett Dang, Associate Producers - Jasmine DeLeon and Joaquin Matamis, Host - Eric Bunce, Technical Producer - Chimdi Chukwukere. Keep it current with us on Instagram @TheGlobalCurrent!

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