Biden advisor tells Lowy Institute the US not going anywhere in Indo-Pacific, refuses to back Australia's handling of AUKUS announcement

Finn McHugh
By Finn McHugh
Updated November 11 2021 - 10:29pm, first published 9:30am
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says the AUKUS deal is a 'big bet' on Australia. Picture: Getty

Joe Biden's top national security advisor has described the AUKUS agreement as a "big bet" on Australia, but says the US is not seeking another Cold War with China.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.