The 'competitive evaluation process' Australia is now applying to decide who manufactures the countryâ€™s future submarines looms as a potential tipping point for the Japanâ€“Australia strategic partnership. If the two countries were to enter into a long term relationship to build these submarines, a closer strategic partnership across the board becomes more likely. But if Australia opts for a German or French partnership, the momentum in Australiaâ€“Japan security relations could be seriously eroded.
|Journal||East Asia Forum|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|