Australia’s hard choice between China and US

Canberra has always deftly balanced between Beijing and Washington but it may soon need to choose one over the other By Lachlan Colquhoun   Australia has always believed that it doesn’t have to choose between its economic relationship with China and its defense alliance with the United States. But 2018 is already shaping up to … Continue reading Australia’s hard choice between China and US

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Demonizing China will not deter its rise – or improve America’s

By Ken Moak America’s apparent policy failures and declining global influence could trigger more intense criticism against China, blaming it for everything under he sun. The first sign of this is US President Donald Trump accusing China of breaching United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against North Korea with the flimsiest of evidence. Second, the … Continue reading Demonizing China will not deter its rise – or improve America’s

China dangles trade threat over Australia

Rising bilateral spat over politics and security could soon hit thriving trade relations By Alan Boyd   Australia could pay a steep economic price for its pro-American stance over militarization of the South China Sea if China decides to elevate its most recent diplomatic outburst into punitive trade retaliation. The Global Times newspaper, a mouthpiece … Continue reading China dangles trade threat over Australia

Dhaka finds itself at crossroads of global, internal affairs

By Khalid Ibn Muneer With changing scenarios across the global spectrum, Bangladesh is increasingly becoming a field of cold confrontation between the East and the West. The competition to spread influence in the region has received new impetus since the beginning of the Rohingya crisis. The Western world is trying to re-establish its influence over Dhaka, … Continue reading Dhaka finds itself at crossroads of global, internal affairs

Iran and Turkey: Not an Alliance but an Incredibly Meaningful Partnership

Written by Adam GARRIE   The two greatest Imperial foes of the Ottoman Empire were Russia and Iran (Persia). While the Russian Empire collapsed in 1917, the Ottoman Empire in 1922 and the Iranian in 1979, the modern successor states of the Russian Federation, Republic of Turkey and Islamic Republic of Iran continue to constitute towering … Continue reading Iran and Turkey: Not an Alliance but an Incredibly Meaningful Partnership