How did China and America lose their peer competition?

Australia is getting closer and closer to America’s anti-Chinese warmongering web. President Joe Biden talks about peer competition, but on all fronts, and more importantly, on the domestic front, China is winning hand in hand. Australia-United Kingdom-United States alliance (AUKUS) marks a dangerous new stage in the anti-Chinese stance adopted by the United States and … Read more

SPD on pole as German campaign enters final week – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — As the clock slows down in Germany’s election campaign, it seems increasingly likely that Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats will leave the halls of power with the chancellor, paving the way for the first centre-left-led government in 16 years. Less than a week before next Sunday’s general … Read more

Nuclear subplot sees Australia’s reputation take a dive

Australia’s nuclear submarine deal will have no environmental or foreign policy benefit to the country, writes Dave Sweeney. LAST WEEK, in a well-directed, early-morning play, Prime Minister Scott Morrison dramatically increased risks by joining the nuclear military club and clearly matching our national security with Washington and Whitehall’s agendas. Given that the plan involved nuclear-powered … Read more

Guinea says it will not allow interned ex-presidents to leave the country

Guinea says it will not allow interned ex-presidents to leave the country

Guinea’s ruling junta says ousted President Alpha Conde will not leave the country in exile Past BOUBACAR DIALLO and KRISTA LARSON Associated Press 17 September 2021, 23:29 • 2 min reading Share to FacebookShare to TwitterSend this article by email CONAKRY, Guinea – Guinea’s junta leader promised on Friday that ousted President Alpha Conde would … Read more

Jilted France cancels events after losing submarine deal – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS – Apoplectic. blind. denied. Paris was a swirl of angry adjectives on Thursday after Australia, the US and the UK announced they had come together in a tripartite strategic partnership that stole billions of euros. submarine contract Paris has signed with Canberra. The move prompted France to … Read more

The World Needs a Pandemic Plan B

There is never a good time for a pandemic, but the coronavirus may have hit the world at the worst possible moment. In the decade before the virus, China had grown more dictatorial and assertive; populist nationalists held power in the United States, India, and Brazil; geopolitical tensions were heightened, not just between Beijing and … Read more