March 3, 2022
The recent Australia-United Kingdom-United States technology sharing agreement is intended to strengthen alliances and bolster Australia’s military capability through cooperation in areas from quantum computing to nuclear submarines. But the AUKUS model could also be applied to benefit other U.S. Asian allies—most importantly South Korea and Japan. Although leaders in both nations advocate acquisition of nuclear submarines to counter threats from China and North Korea, an AUKUS-like arrangement could offer even greater benefits through cooperation focused on advanced non-nuclear naval, space, and computational capabilities.
The Hudson Institute and the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) co-hosted this discussion on the cutting-edge military related opportunities and AUKUS-like arrangement that might afford South Korea with Hudson Senior Fellow Bryan Clark and Nonproliferation Policy Education Center Executive Director Henry Sokolski. They were joined by Dr. Park Young-June of Korea National Defense University, and Dr. Park Chang-Kwoun of Hongik University.