Biden shuns EU with Asia-Pacific power play

It was the worst possible day for the EU — and its defense heavyweight France — to learn that they’re not in the geostrategic big league when it comes to countering China’s rise in the Asia-Pacific region.

Only hours before EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell was due to unveil Europe’s own woolly Indo-Pacific strategy on Thursday, he was outplayed in a hard-power move by America, Britain and Australia. The three countries announced a landmark pact that would allow cooperation on top military technology and allow Canberra to build nuclear-powered submarines.

It was doubly infuriating for the EU camp that Brexit Britain was the only European ally

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