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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 in a public place: The Bastille Day attack, the strategy and tactics of Insurgencies

Photo credit: http://www.themoscowtimes.com   Introduction   As difficult as it is to write on such a recent event in a clinical way, due to the carnage and horror that has been caused in France—the City of Nice—it is also nevertheless, … 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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‘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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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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China, the Pacific and the waves it will create for Australia

At the present time for Australia the rise of China is not yet complete, but that is not to say Australians should be complacent to the challenges that its rise will bring.  Nothing is more certain however, than as China … Continue reading

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There is Trouble in Paradise

According to SBS World News (29, July, 2013) Fiji’s foreign minister ‘launched an acidic broadside against the [Australian] governments plan to send asylum seekers [to] Papua New Guinea’ and further warned that it ‘could alter the social fabric of the … Continue reading

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