Geo-politics and the potential for war

Media stories about intrigue, deception, talking and maybe pretending to avoid war

1] Does Australia need a nuclear arsenal? And what would be the cost?

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2] Japan, India negotiating military logistics pact in tightening of ties Are Australia and The USA going to become part of this pact as well?

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3] Trump is Forcing China to Reassess its Strategy

4] Trump spoils Xi’s Belt and Road Forum, without even attending

5] US tariffs threat strikes raw nerve on 20th anniversary of Nato bombing of Chinese embassy in Serbia

6] US-China trade impasse after President Trump’s new tariffs: 5 must-reads

7] South China Sea: Deterring a Fait Accompli

8] How talk of a clash of civilisations with China serves America’s purpose

9] Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise

10] Beyond the China-US trade war: what next for the world’s two giants?

11] China’s doves urge Beijing to find common ground with Washington

12] US-China trade war: here are Beijing’s options – and not one looks any good

13] You Can’t Imagine World War III Between America and China

14] Trump is foolish to use US stock market as a weapon in the trade war with China while a real crisis looms

15] U.S. won’t ‘tiptoe’ around China with Asia stability at threat: defense chief

16] China and U.S. clash again on trade and regional security

17] Experts doubt China’s ability to launch assault on Taiwan

18] Warning to China: reforms are taking too long and Germany may be about to get tough

19] Tightening the Chain: Implementing a Strategy of Maritime Pressure in the Western Pacific

20] Oil tanker attacks: did Iran’s ties with China just go up in smoke?

21] China’s new abnormal: European patrols in disputed Southeast Asian waters

22] China and Iran: Joining Forces to Beat U.S. Stealth Fighters?

23] Pentagon secretly struck back against Iranian cyberspies targeting U.S. ships

24] Russia and China Go War Against America. Here’s What Could Happen Next

25] Australia may need to consider nuclear weapons to counter China’s dominance, defence analyst says

26] India, US Sign Defence Pact That Paves Way for Sale of Armed Drones to Counter China’s Growing Presence

27] Chinese Nuclear Armed Submarines in Russian Arctic Ports? It Could Happen

28] Will China’s private sector be the big loser in the US trade war fight?

29] America vs. Russia and China: Welcome to Cold War II

30] The Army’s ‘Big Six’: America Plan to Wipe Out Russia or China In a War

31] The Ultimate Way to Deter China: Why Island-Chain Defense Can Work

32] China vs. Japan: Is the East China Sea Showdown Back on?

33] Is Russia Having Second Thoughts About Integration With China?

34] The US could make Hong Kong – and China – pay an economic price for the extradition bill

35] Baoshang Bank collapse threatens China’s economy and may trigger central bank response

36] Nuclear Holocaust: If an Israel vs. Russia War Broke Out in the Middle East

37] As China and the United States fight for global dominance, is Australia’s safety at risk?

38] The Limits of the Alliance Between China and Russia

39] China Fears A Soviet-Style Collapse in Hong Kong

40] Scholar points to Beijing’s ‘maritime militia’ in the South China Sea after lasers force Australian navy helicopter to land

41] Is America still the world’s only superpower or is China a real rival? Experts aren’t so sure any more

42] Why the West can’t avoid a clash with China over Hong Kong

43] Why China’s Premature Bid for Hegemony Is More Fragile Than You Imagine

44] The Kremlin Hierarchy Is Fast Decaying

45] So Much for Suez: What Britain’s Tanker Crisis with Iran in the Gulf Really Means

46] Chinese construction boom in Cambodian town raises fears of secret military pact

47] Watch out free world, the China-Russia threat just went over your head

48] The bitter reality is the Morrison Government doesn’t know how to deal with China

49] Indo-Pacific security should also be a European affair

50] NATO needs to address China’s rise, says Stoltenberg

51] Why the China-Russia Alliance Won’t Last

52] Sanctions: the new economic battlefield