Connect with us
https://tickernews.co/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/AmEx-Thought-Leaders.jpg

News

Is AUKUS an awkward name for a hawkish problem?

Published

on

AUKUS remains the cornerstone for Australia, U.S., and British security in the Indo-Pacific region

 
AUKUS may be an awkward name but this security pact has become the cornerstone for the U.S., Britain and Australia’s Indo-Pacific strategy.

However, like all trios, there are always competing priorities.

The alliance centres around efforts to support Australia acquiring conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarines.

It is Australia’s largest jump in military capability since the end of World War Two.

Australian taxpayers will be footing the bill for $368 billion in spending over the next 30 years.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the deal strengthens national security in the region.

“The AUKUS agreement we confirm here in San Diego represents the biggest single investment in Australia’s defence capability in all of our history, strengthening Australia’s national security and stability in our region, building a future made in Australia with record investments in skills, jobs and infrastructure, and delivering a superior defence capability into the future.”

The AUKUS partners have remained focussed on equipping Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. However, there have been questions around further scope for engagement.

These areas may include artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cyber tech, and hypersonics.

“We’re simply focused on making sure that (Australia) can get nuclear-powered submarines,”said U.S. National Security Spokesperson John Kirby in an interview with CTV News.

“There really aren’t discussions right now or plans to modify the AUKUS arrangement in the future,” he said.

AUKUS has drawn condemnation from China.

A recent article published in the China Daily, an English-language newspaper owned by the Chinese Communist Party, raised concerns about the so-called “Cold War mentality”.

“If it keeps going like this, the security and stability in the region will be threatened,” wrote Ruan Zongze.

Continue Reading

News

Atari acquisition ends the longest running console war

Published

on

Atari, the iconic gaming company, has revealed its acquisition of the Intellivision brand.

‘Uniting Atari and Intellivision after 45 years ends the longest running console war in history,” said Mike Mika, Studio Head at Digital Eclipse, an Atari-owned game studio.

This move is seen as a strategic step by Atari to expand its portfolio and tap into the nostalgia-driven market.

Emily Leaney from TeamRetro joins to discuss. #featured

Continue Reading

Leaders

Tim Cook eyes a worthy successor to the Apple empire

Published

on

As Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tenure at the company enters its later years, speculation swirls regarding who will succeed the tech giant’s iconic leader.

On this episode of Ahron & Mike Live – Canva makes a break for Broadway, AI has been likened to a ‘demigod’, astronomers develop new tech to counter asteroids and has Apple found its next successor? #featured

Continue Reading

News

The United States is accelerating efforts into space warfare

Published

on

Is space warfare the next frontier of military competition?

On this episode of Hot Shots – the US expand efforts into space warfare, big tech commit to AI fail safes, while AI moves the markets and a buried treasure of ‘Holy Grail’ proportions is unearthed.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Veronica Dudo discuss. #featured #trending

Continue Reading

Trending Now