John Keiger and Guibourg Delamotte

John Keiger is a former research director in the Department of Politics and International Politics, Cambridge University; Guibourg Delamotte is a professor of  Japanese defence and security policy at the French National institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations (Inalco)

Emmanuel Macron must get over his Aukus sulk – before it’s too late

When the Aukus trilateral security pact was signed between Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom in September 2021, Emmanuel Macron was furious. France’s president took Australia’s decision to terminate France’s ‘contract of the century’ to supply diesel-powered submarines to Canberra personally. The French have since declared the incident officially closed, although Macron –