AUKUS Inadvertently Opens Diplomatic Opportunities for Russia with France & India

AUKUS Inadvertently Opens Diplomatic Opportunities for Russia with France & India

Ideally, Russia would like to regulate its growing competition with France in Africa (especially in the vast region of ‘Françafrique’ that Paris considers to be its exclusive ‘sphere of influence’) while encouraging India to enter into a meaningful rapprochement with China. The Ruckus Over AUKUS Last week’s announcement of the new trilateral Australia-UK-US (AUKUS) anti-Chinese…

UP PERISCOPE!

UP PERISCOPE!

Australia has been a very close US ally – one could even say protectorate – since the beginning of World War II. A US Marine formation is based there. The US Navy makes routine port and maintenance calls in Australia, which lies right on the dividing line between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The Aussies…

Abandoned and Alone: Lamenting the US-Australian Alliance

Abandoned and Alone: Lamenting the US-Australian Alliance

Listening to Australian pundits talk about the relationship of their country with the US – at least from a strategic perspective – can be a trying exercise.  It is filled with angst, Freudian fears of abandonment, the strident megalomania of Australian self-importance.  Critics of this complex are shouted down as Sinophiles or in the pay…

Australia – On the Brink of Total Fascism

Australia – On the Brink of Total Fascism

Right now the Australian people are being cruelly subjugated due to the fake pandemic. The police there have been given extraordinary powers beyond what would be considered rational. These measures can be implemented without police officers having to reveal their identity. When the police are given total freedom to impose injustices on a compliant population…

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

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

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…