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Schieffer Series: AUKUS and Its Impacts

October 21, 2021 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

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The recent nuclear submarine deal between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—known as AUKUS—has sent shockwaves throughout the globe. While AUKUS greatly expands the capabilities of the Australian navy in the hotly contested Indo-Pacific region and puts pressure on China, France, a critical ally of the United States, was left on the sidelines after previously agreeing to sell Australia $66 billion worth of conventional submarines. As a result, France went as far as temporarily recalling its ambassador, and President Biden admitted there was a lack of consultation between both countries.

In this Schieffer Series, experts will analyze the global impacts of the AUKUS deal, with a particular focus on how it reshapes the strategic landscape of the Indo-Pacific as well as how U.S. allies in Europe and elsewhere are responding. Moderator, Bob Schieffer, will be joined by Tom Schieffer, former U.S. Ambassador to Australia, CSIS’s Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, and Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program.

About the CSIS-TCU Schieffer Series

In honor of and previously hosted by CBS News legend and CSIS Trustee Bob Schieffer, the Schieffer Series features thoughtful panel discussions with senior officials, lawmakers, journalists, and policy experts to discuss global challenges and critical issues of national security and foreign policy.

Now in its 13th consecutive year, the Schieffer Series is produced by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas.

This series is made possible with the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

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Event Partners

Bob Schieffer
Former Moderator, Face the Nation, CBS; and Former CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent

Heather A. Conley