Aukus: Australia’s big gamble on the US over China

“In private, the pundits will tell you: ‘We think you Australians are clod-hopping, ham-fisted and culturally insensitive but we don’t dislike what you’re actually doing. We just dislike how you’re doing it – we’d like you to talk to us before you do it so we feel more included and appreciated,'” says Prof Blaxland.