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"Danger Zone": Why China May Pose a Greater Threat as its Power Peaks

Published Jan 22, 2023 11:41 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

The prevailing consensus for the past few years has been that an ascendant China is threatening to overtake a slumping America. &l...

How China's Maritime Militia Takes Advantage of the Gray Zone

Published Jan 19, 2023 4:57 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Masaaki Yatsuzuka] At the end of last year, Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies released the 2023 edi...

More Nations Are Tightening Control of Strategic Mineral Exports

Published Dec 9, 2022 12:44 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

The World Trade Organization last week ruled that Indonesia had no right to ban the export of nickel or to require that raw nickel...

Book Review: The Australian "Scrap Iron Flotilla" of World War II

Published Nov 23, 2022 8:30 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Stephen Loosley] Mike Carlton has emerged as a gifted historian of Australia’s outstanding naval contributions i...

Missing the 1.5-Degree Target Might Tempt Would-Be Climate Engineers

Published Nov 13, 2022 4:23 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Mike Copage] Nations meeting to advance action on climate change at COP27 in Egypt know we’re headed for dangerous cl...

Australia is Diversifying Away From Dependence on Trade With China

Published Oct 13, 2022 9:43 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Shipping

[By David Uren] China’s share of Australia’s trade—both exports and imports—is falling and is being rep...

To Offset China's Influence in S. Pacific, Invest in Maritime Safety

Published Oct 5, 2022 1:27 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Anthony Bergin and Neil Baird} Marine safety and sea transport are major concerns for the Pacific islands region. The...

"Spy Ship" Port Call Symbolizes Sino-Indian Maritime Competition

Published Sep 28, 2022 9:51 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

In September 2014, Sri Lanka stirred the embers of conflict in the Indian Ocean region by allowing Chinese naval vessels to d...

Australia Advances Joint U.S.-UK Nuclear Attack Sub Project

Published Sep 18, 2022 2:47 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Brendan Nicholson] The prospect of the Royal Australian Navy’s promised nuclear-powered submarines (SSNs) being built...

Chinese Partners Attempt to Set Up "Micro-State" on Mid-Pacific Atoll

Published Sep 15, 2022 1:11 PM by The Strategist

Posted in: Government

[By Shailendra Bahadur Singh] Last week’s news of a Chinese couple’s audacious plot to set up a mini...

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