Center for American Progress

The Biden Administration Needs To Act Fast To Reset Relations With France
In the News

The Biden Administration Needs To Act Fast To Reset Relations With France

Max Bergmann explains how the United States can reset relations with France after the announcement of the partnership between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Major White House national security announcements rarely (if ever?) mimic plot lines from romantic comedies. But the announcement of a new security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (shortened to “AUKUS”) that will, among other things, equip Australia with advanced nuclear-powered submarines — which resulted in the termination of an existing $66 billion submarine deal Australia had with France — created a fallout worthy of any rom-com. France, left at the altar by Australia, and betrayed by its wedding party, is now looking to get even. France recalled its ambassador from Washington for consultations — and there’s nothing funny about how ugly things can get unless the Biden administration takes concrete steps to repair ties with Paris.

The above excerpt was originally published in War on the Rocks. Click here to view the full article.

The positions of American Progress, and our policy experts, are independent, and the findings and conclusions presented are those of American Progress alone. A full list of supporters is available here. American Progress would like to acknowledge the many generous supporters who make our work possible.

Authors

Max Bergmann

Senior Fellow