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China creating largest military buildup since WWII, US Pacific chief says

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) commanding Adm. John Aquilino warned on Saturday that China is in the midst of the largest military buildup the world has seen in decades. During a panel discussion with the Ronald Reagan Foundation’s National Defense Forum for 2021, Aquilino said, “What I know we’re watching in...
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As Biden Pivots East, Australia Must Be There to Meet Him

Biden’s global posture review can only bring results for Australian, US and Indo-Pacific security if there are active partners willing to invest to accelerate the review’s outcomes. In more normal times, when nuclear-powered submarines and multibillion-dollar contact cancellations didn’t dominate the news, plans to increase the US military presence operating...
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AUKUS debate “influenced France’s attitude towards New Caledonia”

As voters in New Caledonia prepare for this Sunday’s referendum on self-determination – a poll that will be boycotted by independence supporters – New Caledonian leaders have said the diplomatic brawl over AUKUS has affected France’s policy in the French Pacific dependency. In an interview, former President of New Caledonia...
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Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Bejing Winter Olympics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison cited China’s reluctance to speak to government officials and alleged rights abuses for the decision. - Advertisement - Australia will not send officials to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, joining a US diplomatic boycott of the event and risking further souring of relations with China.
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Double Threat: Is Australia Ready to Take on Climate Change and China?

The ADF should remain well positioned to defend Australia from China or climate change, or a combination of both. Two recent foreign policy developments in Canberra are shaping Australia’s 21st-century national security agenda. The first is the AUKUS agreement, which has at its core a deep and strategically courageous commitment to deterring China’s malign, hegemonic and military aspirations in the Indo-Pacific and around the world. Given this context, continuing to protect our way of life by generating an Australian Defence Force that sustains competitive advantages, in terms of our men and women in uniform and the technical systems they employ alongside our allies, from seabed to space, is the right thing to do.
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Pacific chief says China’s military buildup largest since World War II

China’s buildup of military forces is the largest the world has seen since World War II and has driven Australia and other nations around the world to seek closer security ties to the United States, according to the commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Adm. John Aquilino also said the...
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Australia’s defense industry minister: The importance of AUKUS and a strong economy

Australia’s strategic environment is deteriorating more rapidly than anticipated. The Indo-Pacific region is now at the center of strategic competition, and military modernization is occurring at an unprecedented rate. It is vital that Australia maintains its capability edge. We must continue to shape, deter and respond as we advance Australia’s security and prosperity.
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The importance of AUKUS and a strong economy | #education | #technology | #training

Australia’s strategic environment is deteriorating more rapidly than anticipated. The Indo-Pacific region is now at the center of strategic competition, and military modernization is occurring at an unprecedented rate. It is vital that Australia maintains its capability edge. We must continue to shape, deter and respond as we advance Australia’s security and prosperity.
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Commentary: Omicron proves the world fails to face global threats with global solutions

President Joe Biden has spoken passionately about the “clear and urgent choice” we face as citizens of an interconnected world, asking the United Nations General Assembly in September whether we will work together, or fail to meet the challenges of our time. The knee-jerk, nationalist reactions to the omicron variant suggest the latter, and the United States is no exception.
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Fatefully Kicking The Can Down The Road In Sudan

It is still early days in the Biden administration, but as far as foreign policy is concerned it has been a difficult year with a seemingly relentless flood of crises. The dramatic events in Afghanistan, with terrorism and people falling off airplanes, was certainly the most high-profile debacle. And while the AUKUS agreement against China seems promising, the year also saw Russia rewarded with Nord Stream 2 and undaunted on Ukraine's borders. Elsewhere repression in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela continues mostly unanswered, while Iran, the likeliest biggest debacle of them all, looms. In Africa, the unfolding tragedy (begun during the Trump administration) in Ethiopia is clearly the primary challenge, with the volatile situation in Sudan in second place.
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Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 and Australian Defence

The announcement of the AUKUS partnership has prompted the old accusation that Australia is ‘trying to find its security from Asia rather than in Asia’ to resurface in public debate, most recently in former prime minister Paul Keating’s recent National Press Club address. The basis for this view is twofold.
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Commentary: Omicron proves the world fails to face global threats with global solutions

President Joe Biden has spoken passionately about the “clear and urgent choice” we face as citizens of an interconnected world, asking the United Nations General Assembly in September whether we will work together, or fail to meet the challenges of our time. The knee-jerk, nationalist reactions to the omicron variant suggest the latter, and the United States is no exception.
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US, EU hit China with sanctions

THE growing contradictions between China and the West, which received an ideological coloring after the speech of Mike Pompeo in 2020, who called the confrontation between Beijing and Washington a struggle between the Free World and the Marxist-Leninist Regime, is increasingly acquiring the character of a complex conflict between the parties.
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The world must unite to fend off unilateralism

The sixth plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee concluded in mid-November. Applause echoed throughout the auditorium and across the country. Meanwhile, some Western politicians were quick to vilify the meeting. The West might ponder, 100 years after the establishment of the CPC, why the lives of Chinese people have improved so much without adopting Western ideologies. Perhaps the question should be: Why, if Western-style democracy is superior and serves as a panacea, have most Western societies remained in stagnation over the last two decades?
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The AUKUS pact could help ASEAN’s relationship with China

Controversy in the ASEAN region over AUKUS has died down, but the group should take it as an opportunity to build trust with China. When news of the AUKUS agreement broke on September 16, 2021, it caught everyone in Southeast Asia by surprise. While it’s understood that AUKUS is not an alliance, it had portent to agitate the strategic landscape for ASEAN.
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Brazil commences work on nuclear submarine project

On 25 November, Brazil signed a licence agreement to start building the hull of its future nuclear-powered submarine. Issuing the licence meets one of the programme prerequisites, allowing for a contract to be let and the start of hull production. The nuclear submarine is part of Brazil’s ambitious PROSUB project...
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The Ferguson Report: AUKUS submarines torpedo the NDIS

Due to the “budget catastrophe we had to have”, the federal government is now forced to choose between the National Disability Insurance Scheme and AUKUS toy submarines. The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) is expected to announce that Australia has spent all the money it didn’t have on borrowing money it can’t afford.
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Macron allegedly calling Johnson 'clown' reflects difficult relations between two: Expert

Brussels [Belgium], December 3 (ANI/Sputnik): If reports of French President Emmanuel Macron calling UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson a clown is true, than it is nothing new, as difficult personal relations between the world leaders are a common occurrence, with the Macron-Johnson spat being the latest example, Pierre Vercauteren, a political scientist from UCLouvain university in Belgium, told Sputnik.
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