Category Archives: American politics

Taiwan: a week in …

Since arriving in Taiwan ROC one week ago there has been …   four new flight-paths across the Taiwan Strait unilaterally decided upon by China; President Tsai  should plan to avoid conflict with China, and has been asked on TV … Continue reading

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What’s really going on?: The reasons the US and North Korea won’t go to war over the Korean Peninsula

  Image credit: CBS.news.org Introduction At the end of June 1950, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)— North Korea—through the actions of the North Korean People’s Army embarked on an invasion of South Korea by  advancing toward Seoul.  This … Continue reading

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A different comment on the Paris attacks

  And so it remains the sad and pathetic truth that the Algerian Conflict (see: The Algerian Conflict: A Savage War of Peace by Horne) has not been mentioned in the debate with regard to the latest tragedy in France. The … Continue reading

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People ‘cost too much’: the Abbot Government and Neoliberalism

What to do, what to do… The current non-acceptance of the 2014 Budget by the Australian population—which in turn has been reinforced by the majority of state government premier’s—does not bode well for the future of the Coalition as a … Continue reading

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Australia’s Abbott government, the Asia-Pacific region and the ‘China Divide’

Prime Minister (PM) Abbott arrived in China after a somewhat successful mission to Japan and South Korea recently, in acquiring trade benefits on some Australian exports. Broadly speaking, his visit to parts of the Asia-Pacific (AP) region has been hailed … Continue reading

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The Indonesia spy scandal and the future for Australia

Professor White of the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre is right in his article in The Age, on 26 November, 2013: ‘Abbott playing with diplomatic fire in Asia.’  The level of incompetence shown by the Abbott government in dealing with … Continue reading

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An open letter: a response to America’s Broken Cities – Time Magazine

The following letter was written in response to an article in Time Magazine on the 5th August 2013 entitled America’s Broken Cities. The letter was emailed to the Editor – as yet I have had no response. Dear Sir/Madam, I … Continue reading

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