There has been a flurry of visits by United States' officials to the Pacific over the past year in a bid to shore up imperial hegemony in the region. Binoy Kampmark reports.
Socialist candidate Felix Dance said the federal government must be worried about its re-election chances for Peter Dutton to give a war speech on ANZAC Day, writes Mayura Ashok.
Socialist Alliance Victorian Senate candidate Felix Dance criticised the Coalition's “khaki election” strategy, saying “war is a racket”.
Canberra's bullying of the Manasseh Sogavare government for its deal with China follows from its longstanding paternalistic approach on the existential matter of rising seas. William Briggs reports.
Since becoming the minister for offence, Peter Dutton has used every opportunity to spruik Australia’s “need” to prepare for war against China. ANZAC Day provided another opening for the hawk. Pip Hinman reports.
While the Solomon Islands is divided on the security deal with China, Australia's major parties have been shouting from the same song book. Binoy Kampmark reports.
A tidal wave of outrage followed the Solomon Islands and China signing a security deal. Missing in the fury is a recognition that the Solomon Islands is a sovereign state, argues William Briggs.