No Change in Australia’s Foreign Policy Course under the New Government

No Change in Australia’s Foreign Policy Course under the New Government

Three and a half months after the change of government in Australia, a country of considerable geopolitical significance in the Indo-Pacific region, the developments in its foreign policy can be fairly accurately summarized, in the words of the above headline, as “no change.” That is despite the attempts (which, in reality, consist of promising words,…

Dunderheaded Diplomacy: Australia’s Funding Offer to the Solomon Islands

Dunderheaded Diplomacy: Australia’s Funding Offer to the Solomon Islands

What is it about Australian diplomacy that makes it so clumsy and dunderheaded?  Is it the harsh delivery, the tactless expression, or the inability to do things with subtle reflection?  On September 6, Australian diplomacy gave another display of such form with Foreign Minister Penny Wong’s remarks about the Solomon Islands elections. Things have been…

The “Pacific Way” of Oceania Becomes a “Roaring Highway”

The “Pacific Way” of Oceania Becomes a “Roaring Highway”

In 2022, the competition between Australia, the United States and China over spheres of influence in Oceania, the planet’s vastest region occupying the South Pacific, intensified. This has led to destabilization of relations of the small island states in the region. And while it has turned out to be easy to destroy decades-old architecture, the…

Australia and India are Coming Closer Due to the Increasing Chinese Power

Australia and India are Coming Closer Due to the Increasing Chinese Power

The process of reinforcement of relations between Canberra and New Delhi has been observed since 2009, when representatives of the two countries adopted a Declaration on Security Cooperation, according to which India and Australia act together on issues related to combating terrorism, ensuring regional security, as well as coordinating their foreign policy. The reason for…

No One Should Be Surprised That New Zealand Will Probably Be the Next Member of AUKUS

No One Should Be Surprised That New Zealand Will Probably Be the Next Member of AUKUS

The geostrategic pieces are all falling into place one after another to create the compelling impression that the US-led NATO proxy war on Russia through Ukraine has failed to achieve the grand strategic goals that were expected of it, which is why Washington is now willing to speed up the inevitable resumption of its “Pivot…