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The Atlantic’s Tom McTague argued that beyond the French tantrums, we may see a slight reconfiguration of Western geopolitics, as the United States prioritizes confronting the perceived threat of the China. “The shocks of Trump and Brexit in 2016 – the year Australia signed its initial submarine deal with France – inadvertently and in a roundabout way led to today’s world, where a political consensus now exists in the United States, Britain and Australia that Chinese power must be contained, ”he wrote. “Taken together, the end of the war in Afghanistan, the pivot against China and the priority of the old Anglo-Saxon alliances over the EU are all great strategic moves. “

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