Oceania Takes on Eurasia and Eastasia: The Frontlines
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Oceania Takes on Eurasia and Eastasia: The Frontlines

The emerging US strategy appears to be centered on imposing a regime of isolation on Russia and China with the aim of ultimately effecting regime change in both countries through a combination of political, economic, and military measures. The military component consists of building up naval, aerial, and space capabilities for blockade and strike directed…

Australia Willing to be the U.S. Policeman in the Pacific
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Australia Willing to be the U.S. Policeman in the Pacific

The U.S. is ramping up pressure on Australia to support hostilities against China in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Last week in Sydney, the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, Arthur Culvahouse, said that “We’ll be pushing Australia to expand its step-up from the Pacific islands region to south-east Asia and to look north as well.” The U.S.,…

China Just Announced the End of US Primacy in the Pacific
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China Just Announced the End of US Primacy in the Pacific

“Most who watched the Chinese military parade on October 1 saw what looked to be some interesting missiles. For the informed observer, however, they were witnessing the end of an era” For decades, the United States has taken China’s ballistic missile capability for granted, assessing it as a low-capability force with limited regional impact and…

Australia’s Suspicion of China’s South Pacific Investments Is a Zero-sum Game
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Australia’s Suspicion of China’s South Pacific Investments Is a Zero-sum Game

The mainstream media revived its narrative of fear-mongering about China’s South Pacific investments during the Vanuatu Prime Minister’s visit to Beijing and ahead of the recently re-elected Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison‘s trip to the Solomon Islands next week.  There were very serious fake news claims being spread last year about China’s supposed plans to open…

China in South Pacific Region: One Step Away from Absolute Power
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China in South Pacific Region: One Step Away from Absolute Power

The South Pacific region, stretching from the shores of Australia to South America and encompassing more than 30,000 islands, has felt China’s growing influenced since 2000s. By 2018, it had grown so strong that it became a threat to Australia’s strategic security. It should be noted that in the last 30 years, Australia has viewed…

Australia’s Naval Base in Papua New Guinea Is a Power Play in the South Pacific
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Australia’s Naval Base in Papua New Guinea Is a Power Play in the South Pacific

Australia’s plans to return to the Lombrum Naval Base on Manus that it previously occupied in Papua New Guinea prior to the island state’s independence is a power play for leadership in the South Pacific on behalf of the Quad’s desire to “contain” China in this strategic space. The news just broke that Australia is…