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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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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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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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Australia should consider hosting bases with US forces: A response to this absurd and dangerous proposal in the coming age of pax-Sino

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australia-should-consider-hosting-bases-with-us-forces-says-defence-analyst-ross-babbage-20150811-giwo8l.html This is yet another, ridiculous and ill-informed commentary from the conservative (I would suggest neo-conservative) Menzies Institute and Ross Babbage’s comments should be rebuffed in no uncertain terms. There is an assumption that is so entrenched in this Institute … Continue reading

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‘Heads should roll’: An Historical Perspective on Terrorism for the Abbott Neoconservative Government

‘Heads should roll’ With regard to Prime Minister Abbott and his ‘heads should roll’ comment of 25 June, 2015 there is more to be said about this incident and the witch-hut that has taken place in the public sphere. There … 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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