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China following West’s example

Taipei Times:  24 February, 2018 http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2018/02/24/2003688126 Advertisements

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Taiwan 2018: A few weeks in …

Taiwan: to mid-February 2018 The Taiwan-China issue remains vibrant and ongoing.  There is near-daily comment in the newspapers about the ongoing situation:  China asserting pressures and Taiwan attempting to retain its independence (whilst not actually declaring independence).  The situation is … Continue reading

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An insane Industrial-Capitalist notion: Australia to be one of the ‘top 10’ arms exporters …

The Australian government’s latest idea to be a reasonable global citizen is to increase Australia’s share of being an arms-exporter. Spruiking the idea, in Nov 2017, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP was in Saudi Arabia according to reports (1). The … Continue reading

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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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A volatile combination: Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Map credit:  lahistoriconmaps.com Having just read Pacific Power.  Australia’s Strategy in the Pacific Islands, (Author: Joanne Wallis) this book is an excellent read, and anyone interested in International Relations, especially the Asia-Pacific (A-P), should indulge in this succinct and articulate analysis.  … Continue reading

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A New Age of Violence: Terrorism as an Asymmetrical and ‘Existential-Threat’

   Photo credit: telegragh.co.uk   Introduction As the threat and actions of terrorists terrorism have become more focussed, and their outcomes having a outcomes greater impact on populaces of nation-states.  Their actions by necessity have demanded a change in thinking … Continue reading

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An analysis of terrorism:  The Turnbull government and political advantage of an ‘Existential Threat’  

  Introduction There has been an ongoing debate within Australian politics since approximately 2015 about terrorism and it having become an ‘existential threat.’  The debate originally started within the realm of referring to the war in Syria and the violence … Continue reading

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