New Zealand’s Training of Kiev’s Forces in the UK Hints at Its Interest in Joining AUKUS

New Zealand’s Training of Kiev’s Forces in the UK Hints at Its Interest in Joining AUKUS

This South Pacific island nation is practically on the opposite side of the world from that former Soviet Republic and wouldn’t ordinarily be expected to have any interest in training an Eastern European country’s military. The reason why it’s doing so, and on British territory at that, is likely because its leadership has an interest…

The US Is Recalibrating Its Eurasian Containment Strategy Against Russia & China

The US Is Recalibrating Its Eurasian Containment Strategy Against Russia & China

The US’ grand strategy pretty much amounts to preparing for what many fear might be the inevitable conventional phase of what some are already calling the ongoing Third World War that’s thus far only being waged through hybrid (economic, financial, information, proxy, etc.) means. Russia’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine prompted the US to…

Forgotten Sovereignty: Hysteria and the Solomon Islands-China Security Pact

Forgotten Sovereignty: Hysteria and the Solomon Islands-China Security Pact

Visits to Honiara, part plea, part threat.  Delegations equipped with a note of harassment.  That was the initial Australian effort to convince the Solomon Islands that the decision to make a security pact with Beijing was simply not appropriate in the lotus land of Washington’s Pacific empire. Despite an election campaign warming up, Senator Zed…

Why Is Australia Artificially Replicating the Ukrainian Scenario in the South Pacific?

Why Is Australia Artificially Replicating the Ukrainian Scenario in the South Pacific?

Hyping up China’s soft security pact with the Solomon Islands preconditions the domestic public to expect an Australian-led AUKUS invasion of that country or any others in the South Pacific that consider similar such deals with the People’s Republic. Australia, which is a member of the anti-Chinese AUKUS military alliance alongside the UK and US,…

Did French President Macron’s Gulf Tour Complicate US Regional Policy?

Did French President Macron’s Gulf Tour Complicate US Regional Policy?

These three outcomes could complicate the US’ regional policy and possibly even be interpreted as an asymmetrical form of revenge for stealing France’s historically unprecedented nuclear sub deal with Australia. French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Gulf countries of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, and Saudi Arabia last weekend during a two-day trip. His…