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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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The Westminster Bridge attack: Socio-political Perspectives of the West, and Terrorism

   Introduction In my last article—War in a public place: The Bastille Day attack, the strategy and tactics of Insurgencies—I stipulated ‘civilians are deemed part of the enemy,’ and this has, yet again, played out in the London Westminster Bridge … 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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Out of the frying pan: Should the Australian Army be used against terrorists on Australian soil?

  Introduction: Terrorism as a ‘dynamic’ Recently in The Australian, an article entitled ‘We’d be fools not to use the ‘best in the business’’[1] was written suggesting that the Australian Army—specifically TAG East, the special forces team based in Sydney—should … Continue reading

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A perspective on the current crisis inTurkey

The crackdown in Turkey–by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan–which has now been extended to a three month state-of-emergency it must be said is a foolish and dangerous move. The arresting of people who are ‘against’ Erdogan’s rule are in fact … 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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