The cancellations of submarine deal all of sudden by Australia leaves France fully astonished. France sees itself cheated as it witnesses no signs of as such coming towards it. The reason of cancellation of deal was found to be France's delivery of conventional submarines which was unsuited to Australia's rising aspiration challenging to today's China's assertions in Indo Pacific region. Australia sidelines with the US and UK forms AUKUS Group as security alliance with nuclear submarine to Australia leaves France stunned.
Aforesaid deal may shake France's aspirations to be the global superpower which is struggling to get it. France which played a prominent role in western European countries to bring to the side of the US during cold war and is keen to play a very powerful role in European Nations finds itself struggling to pose itself as hegemon. Being the permanent member of UN security council and a very important player in NATO alliance, France seems to have made less impact. France needs to open the door for other multilateral forums and to pose itself foremost in the race of becoming global power. France needs to play a very balancing act in changing dynamics in the world order due to rising China. Apart from this, France needs to counterbalance especially the US like which it did during the period of Charles de Gaulle the president from 1959 to 1969.
Macron must lead France fearlessly and cope up with other diplomatic ways to assert itself effectively not only in Europe but also all over the world. It's time for France to shock the world with its decisive move with its rise as superpower in coming years.