Strategic rethink

In the vast expanse of the Pacific, Australia finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with a shifting geopolitical landscape that demands a recalibration of its approach.

Future shocks

In the wake of the global push for manufacturing resurgence, governments worldwide seem entranced by the allure of factories as a panacea for a myriad of societal ills.

No place for violence II

As the Brown University’s estimates for the ‘War on Terror’ of the 21st century have made clear, if indirect impacts of war are included then mortality can be many times more than the deaths caused directly by war and conflict.

Ocean forays

As China continues to expand its in- fluence in the region, India must navigate a delicate bal- ance between diplomacy and safeguarding its national security interests.

Obituary of Democracy

The changes introduced are an antithesis of the spirit of democracy that had propelled the “Umbrella movement” of 2014. It thus comes about that the number of directly elected seats in Parliament has been cut almost by half, and prospective MPs will first be vetted by a pro-Beijing committee to ensure their loyalty to the mainland.

Quad goes after China

The Quad is going after China. China now is the number one power in the world. Twenty years of mindless and pitiless war has left America enfeebled. No American now claims victory in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Sure the US is still a military power to be reckoned with, but the world has lost fear of it. Witness Iran.