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U.S. – China dispute: Southeast Asian nations reluctant to choose between the two countries

U.S. – China dispute: Southeast Asian nations reluctant to choose between the two countries

Most Southeast Asian countries with stakes in the South China Sea will take a cautious stand on the latest Sino-US confrontation, even though they may be happy to see a…

Australia introduces world´s first cloud-based passports.

Australia introduces world´s first cloud-based passports.

Australia has moved to introduce passport-less travel in a disruptive move that could cause bureaucracies throughout the world to reconsider business as usual. Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop predicts…

U.S. Navy to challenge China claims in South China Sea.

U.S. Navy to challenge China claims in South China Sea.

After five months of hints, declarations, mixed messages, and dithering, the US is reportedly set to challenge Chinese claims in the South China Sea. READ ARTICLE HERE…

New law: Metadata must be kept for two years by Australian telecoms.

New law: Metadata must be kept for two years by Australian telecoms.

Large amounts of telecommunications metadata must now be kept for two years by Australian telecommunications companies, under a new law which came into effect last week. READ ARTICLE HERE…

Abe Doctrine and Nationalism in Japan.

Abe Doctrine and Nationalism in Japan.

Until Japan corrects the radical revisionism of the Abe Doctrine, the likely outcome for Japan’s foreign and security policy is not a strong and cooperative Japan but one that may…

U.S. Pacific Chief: China’s New Islands Are Clearly Military Bases.

U.S. Pacific Chief:  China’s New Islands Are Clearly Military Bases.

ASPEN, Colo. – The top U.S. military officer in the Pacific sternly warned China on Friday to immediately cease its “aggressive coercive island building” in the South China Sea, which…

China focusing on Trans Pacific Partnership.

China focusing on Trans Pacific Partnership.

Given that the TransPacificPartnership TPP aims to challenge Beijing’s OBOR efforts (China’s own “One Belt, One Road” regional economic initiative), pro-Beijing interests can be expected to leverage espionage (specially cyber…

China issued its first white paper on military strategy.

China issued its first white paper on military strategy.

STRATEGIC ACTIVE DEFENSE While this is the ninth defense white paper issued by China since 1998, this is the first to narrow in specifically on strategy, rather than the broader…

China strategy to defend its oil and gas imports

China strategy to defend its oil and gas imports

Due to its reliance on energy imports,  Beijing is in a potentially uncomfortably position, as a map in the Pentagon report demonstrates. Oil and gas imports are a life-and-death matter…

Japan reinterpreted pacifist constitution, allowing military to fight abroad.

Japan reinterpreted pacifist constitution, allowing military to fight abroad.

TOKYO — Japan’s cabinet approved on Thursday bills to implement a drastic shift in security policy allowing the military to fight abroad for the first time since World War II,…