Category Archives: Asia-Pacific 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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Beyond the Asia-Pacific: China’s Next Geo-Strategic ‘Stepping Stone’

STROBE DRIVER, JUN 4 2016, 3587 VIEWS Image by U.S. Pacific Command China in recent times has begun to drastically alter its role in the Asia-Pacific (A-P) region, from that of being a docile observer for many decades to being … Continue reading

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Where fools rush in: The Leasing of the Port of Darwin and the Rise of China

Where fools rush in: The Leasing of the Port of Darwin and the Rise of China Photo credit:www.janes.com Recently on the ABC’s Lateline,[1] Adam Giles the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (NT) explained the reasons why the lease of … 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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But will China invade Australia?

These past weeks have seen Clive Palmer MP berate the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government and other (Chinese) that have had business dealings with him. This was followed by a further dictum from his colleague Senator Jacqui Lambie speaking … Continue reading

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