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Can Washington sooth tensions across the Atlantic?

President Biden trying seeking to calm France down amid fallout from the AUKUS security pact between the US, UK and Australia.

After a five-day standoff, the US and France have made efforts to ease tensions.

President Emmanuel Macron agreed to send the French ambassador back to the US after a phone call with Biden who pledged not to cut Paris out of future decisions in the Indo-Pacific region.

The two leaders agreed to meet in Europe next month.

But will that make any difference? And will Europe go it alone in defending itself?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Emmanuel Dupuy – President of Institute for European Perspective & Security

Theresa Fallon – Director of Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies

Mujtaba Rahman – Managing director for Europe at Eurasia Group