If ever there was a blatant statement of realpolitik masquerading as friendliness, the latest United States-Pacific Island declaration must count as one of them, writes Binoy Kampmark.
John Pilger asks, isn’t it time those who are meant to keep the record straight declared their independence and decoded the propaganda?
Cuba and China have recently agreed to expand and strengthen relations, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.
Less than three weeks after saying the rules-based international order allows "sovereign nations to pursue their interests free from coercion”, the PM warned the Solomon Islands not to take this idea too far, writes William Briggs.
Backed by Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton, the "defence and strategic policy think tank" ASPI is a key player in drumming up a pre-election China threat, writes Marcus Reubenstein.
When former and current ASIO chiefs feel impelled to contradict Dutton’s warmongering, you know the wannabe general has overstepped the mark. Pip Hinman argues that a khaki election campaign could swing it for the Coalition.
The sabre rattling of the United States and its allies grows as capitalism’s crisis sharpens, writes William Briggs.
Peter Boyle argues that AUKUS represents a deliberate and dangerous escalation of the US-led confrontation with China that must be challenged.
Australia’s major political parties are leading us down a path of escalating regional tensions. But it does not have to be this way, argues Jordon Steele-John.
Activists challenge the federal government’s embrace of nuclear-submarine technology and the new AUKUS agreement. Bevan Ramsden reports.
PM Scott Morrison has announced a new security ménage à trois with the United States and Britain. Binoy Kampmark reports on the latest developments in Australia's war alliance.
President Biden is attempting to shore up the US’ role as an international leader through multilateral agreements, with the expectation that Europe will fall in behind Washington, writes Barry Sheppard.
The opening of a new Chinese consulate in Adelaide was protested by contingents of ethnic and religious groups with deeply-felt grievances against China's government, writes Anne McMenamin.
We need a clear-eyed understanding of the implications of current Chinese policies concerning Australia, argues Dave Bell.
China's restrictions on a range of Australian goods has come about because of Australia's double standard on human rights and its alliance with the United States, argues Chris Slee.
World-renowned journalist and filmmaker John Pilger speaks to author TJ Coles about the coronavirus crisis in the context of propaganda, imperialism, and human rights.