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Should Russia Be Worried by the New AUKUS Alliance?

... made by NATO may be unpalatable for Moscow, but they are generally consistent and predictable. The same cannot be said of structures such as AUKUS The establishment of a new trilateral military and political alliance consisting of the United States, Australia, and the UK (AUKUS) and the corollary rupture of France’s “contract of the century” to build a new generation of diesel-powered submarines for Australia elicited mixed reactions in Russia. Some were pleased to see a conflict arise between ...

01.10.2021

Barrier Reef to Counter China: Nuclear Edition

... some reason in years to come, AUKUS may well mark a watershed One of the biggest news stories of this year—both in terms of military-technological cooperation and in the geopolitical sense— seemingly appeared out of the blue last week. The U.S., Australia and the UK set up what was dubbed AUKUS, a military and political grouping, whose first publicly stated goal is to be the building of atomic submarines for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Throughout the last decade, Australia has been actively ...

29.09.2021

AUKUS, the Indo-Pacific, and France’s Role: Fluctuat nec Mergitur

... Indo-Pacific geopolitics. France will have to adapt to this new reality, AUKUS may complicate Paris’ efforts, but its Indo-Pacific strategy and commitment, based on strategic autonomy, will endure The announcement of the new AUKUS alliance between Australia, the UK and the U.S. came as a shock for France. Paris has never been consulted, nor notified in advance, despite the historic importance of the deal and the huge implications that it bears for France’s interests, not least the brutal termination ...

22.09.2021

AUKUS: Returning to de Gaulle or a Storm in a Teacup?

In the wake of the AUKUS deal, France is more likely to enhance its military co-operation with India France’s anger at the US-UK-Australia (AUKUS) deal to build nuclear submarines in Australia is palpable but understandable, since Australia has reneged on a multi-billion-euro contract signed with France to supply twelve submarines to Australia. In an unprecedented outburst, Jean-Yves ...

20.09.2021

Assessing the Trend of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

... trend is likely to continue in the near future. On the whole, the factors driving the Indo-Pacific strategy forward are clearly stronger than the constraints. Prospects for the Squad-based Indo-Pacific The political will of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia to foster the Indo-Pacific cooperation is increasing rather than weakening, which is the most important basis for further progress of the Indo-Pacific. Although the concept and objectives of the Indo-Pacific strategy of the four countries are ...

31.05.2021

The Media System Within and Beyond the West: Australian, Russian and Chinese Media

The concept of media systems does not possess a normative or generally accepted definition since the notion is posited on existing publications and empirical research rather than normative theory This article takes Australian, Russian and Chinese media as three examples to differentiate media systems and elucidate their political or economic context to understand media systems globally. Arguably, the concept of media systems " does not possess a normative or ...

29.01.2021

RECP, START and Germany´s Indo-Pacific Strategy

... resistance in the USA against TPP and even if a new TPP should come about, this could be terminated with the next election of a new US president in 2024, like the Iran deal or TPP and TTIP under Trump. That is why the pro-Western Asians, above all Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, regard China as a more reliable partner in terms of economic policy, as a force for trade and multilateralism. Whereby the western allies within RECP, above all Japan, did this to send a signal and clear message ...

18.11.2020

The Fires of 2019–2020

The fires of climate change are upon us. Our beautiful bush will never be the same again. Don’t say we were not warned Suddenly, sickeningly, the consequences of climate change have hit gentle, populated South-Eastern Australia. All up and down the usually well-watered Great Dividing Range, from Western Victoria around to the Queensland tablelands behind Brisbane, the Australian bush is on fire. An area now the size of Portugal, or Czech Republic, or Austria, has burnt ...

08.01.2020
 

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