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Eyewitness: Volcano, tsunami devastate Tonga, help urgently needed

World Exclusive: ‘One could see the huge smoke column from the volcano shoot straight up from the horizon into the...

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‘China’s Media Warfare seeks global totalitarian thought control’

India and other countries would do well to study how China employs Media Warfare to try to undermine Taiwan’s democratic...

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‘U.S. needs to fix weaknesses in its Indo-Pacific strategy to counter China’

‘The Chinese are setting up behind US First Island Chain defences and making it harder for the Marines to operate....

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‘It’s time for an Indo-Pacific charter’

Common cause, common challenge, common values, common charter: Paul Giarra   Arlington, VA: In this edition of “Indo-Pacific: Behind the...

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China enters new role as Pacific Islands policeman

China is winning, especially in the smaller countries. But as it refines its steps, and faces few counters, it will...

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Japan, India, Quad can play big role in Micronesia: Dr Hayakawa

‘Japan and US have had a relationship with the Micronesian region for over 100 years. Australia has also been providing...

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Solomon Islanders need freedom from PRC, not Australian troops

What we have is an expeditionary force seemingly acting at the behest of a despised local administration backed by a...

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Decoding the CCP: BRI means Bribery and Repression Initiative

If we let the CCP get into our heads and shape our language, we are letting it shape our thoughts,...

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Solomon Islanders beat back Beijing, for now

But the CCP won’t stop. The next time ‘people power’ may not be enough to fight off Beijing. And once...

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CCP aggression could lead to violence in Solomon Islands: Hon. P. Kenilorea

On Wednesday, 27 October, a Vote of No Confidence is likely to be tabled in the Malaita provincial assembly against...

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Quad should make Micronesia a priority

Most leaders in the region want closer relationships with other democracies, especially in economic development, education, and health care, so...

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Time for talks, cocktail parties is over, Quad needs action

‘I’ve heard a suggestion that India could invite and train with US Army forces in its mountains. Additionally, having Indian...

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AUKUS is a big deal, for everyone

In India, the already entrenched and active French lobby in Delhi will likely use this to try drive a wedge...

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How China buys foreign politicians: A case study

Alexandria, VA., US: Well, that didn’t take long. Almost exactly two years ago, in September 2019, the Solomon Islands, a country...

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US is being servile to the Taliban: Bill Roggio

‘Amrullah Saleh needs support immediately. The US isn’t going to provide that aid. Washington’s primary concern is evacuation of personnel,...

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Atlantic Charter credibility crumbles; can an Indo-Pacific Charter give hope?

Given how quickly the strategic situation is changing, it’s worth taking a look back at the original Charter to see...

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‘YouTube censorship works a lot like CCP’s’

‘YouTube censorship actually works a lot like Chinese Communist Party censorship: the rules are vague and the enforcement is arbitrary....

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US keeps funding its main foe PRC

‘For the last few decades Americans, Europeans, and Japanese have been pouring foreign exchange into the PRC,’ says Col Newsham....

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Taiwan does what needs to be done for Daniel Suidani, and for us all

Premier Suidani and others are on the front line now, but if they aren’t supported, and their cause fails, the...

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‘China’s military budget much bigger than what it reveals’

‘China already has its 3,000 km range DF-17 manoeuvrable hypersonic missile to take out India’s S-400s.’   Alexandria, Virginia: A...

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Is Covid-19 China’s attempt to wage a silent war?

‘In a world following silent biological warfare, the instigating nations will be the quickest to recover, and ultimately lead the...

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A US-China Green Deal may help the Mekong basin countries: Le Dinh Tinh

‘But the strategic competition between China and the United States might also produce complications for the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation and United...

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‘Like-minded nations must work together to make China treat others with respect’

David R. Stilwell, US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) from June...

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‘China turned Covid-19 into biological weapon, committed mass murder’

Somebody should get to the bottom of this (India’s second wave). It is entirely possible China released another pathogen, says...