Category Archives: American politics

Winning the hostilities without fighting a war: US-DPRK machinations and the Korean Peninsula

Image credit: CBS news (this article was originally requested by and published on E-IR as ‘Winning hostilities without war: US-North Korea machinations’)  Introduction   At the end of June 1950, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)— North Korea—through the … 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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War with China:  Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force

  Introduction There has been some increasing consternation in recent times among commentators that the ‘rise of China’ is mirroring the machinations and complexities of Germany before World War One (WWI)—the era of Kaiser Wilhelm II.  Monk points to Germany’s … Continue reading

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The Road to Perdition: Australia and the Neoconservative agenda

Photo credit: Journal-neo.org Adding to John Kelly’s fine AIMN article of 11 January, 2016 entitled ‘What is Neoliberalism and why knowing matters,’ I would suggest that there are greater dangers coming Australia’s way if it pursues and remains on the … 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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Australia beckons India: more antagonism from the Abbott government toward China

    Prime Minister Abbott’s quest for the attention of right-wing nationalists’ that are seeking to contain China has swung from the United States of America (US), to Japan and is now making its way further West into the Indian … 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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