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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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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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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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