Australia Escalated the Hybrid War on BRI At America’s Behest
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Australia Escalated the Hybrid War on BRI At America’s Behest

The Quad is against China in all respects, especially when it comes to military and economic affairs. Canberra’s canceling of Victoria’s two BRI agreements is therefore consistent with this unstated but increasingly obvious strategy. The Australian federal government recently canceled two Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) deals that the state of Victoria signed with China…

The Gold Comes Off: A COVID-19 Outbreak in Sydney
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The Gold Comes Off: A COVID-19 Outbreak in Sydney

Australia has various advantages as an island continent.  It is monumental and only accessible in the most impractical ways.  It is discouragingly far and almost impossible to invade without a huge investment of personnel and material.  The decision to place convicts on the island by the British was audaciously cruel and illogical, setting a precedent…

Australia Pays Heavy Price for Being Uncle Sam’s Lapdog towards China
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Australia Pays Heavy Price for Being Uncle Sam’s Lapdog towards China

It looks like China has had enough of Australia’s duplicity and provocations, deciding to hit Canberra where it hurts – in the pocket. China is reportedly planning to scale back imports of Australian coal. This follows similar moves by Beijing to curb trade in other key commodities: wine, barley, fisheries, and timber. As Australia’s biggest…

Imperialism 2.0
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Imperialism 2.0

The new imperialism doesn’t look like old-school ground invasions, it looks like multi-front cold wars, economic warfare, blockades and starvation sanctions, drone strikes, arming proxy militias, CIA-backed coups, sprawling tech surveillance networks, mass psyops of unprecedented sophistication and narrative management systems to facilitate them. Peace activists need to be looking in this direction, especially as…

Imperfect Releases: Andrew Hastie, War Crimes Reports and Australia in Afghanistan
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Imperfect Releases: Andrew Hastie, War Crimes Reports and Australia in Afghanistan

If one were to get into the head of Australian government MP Andrew Hastie, a security tangle of woe would no doubt await. Having been a captain with the Special Air Services and having also served in Afghanistan, he has been none too thrilled by the publicity soldiers he served with have received. The report…

Did The Australian Media and Military Collude to Launch an Infowar Attack on Russia?
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Did The Australian Media and Military Collude to Launch an Infowar Attack on Russia?

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation appears to have colluded with the Australian Defence Ministry to launch an information warfare attack on Russia under the pretext of responding to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zakharova’s scathing comments condemning the island nation for the war crimes that Canberra itself recently concluded that its soldiers carried out in Afghanistan, which also…