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Is Chinese pressure making Solomon Islands stall Indian envoy’s visit?

Alexandria, VA: India makes China nervous in ways none of the other Quad countries do. So it’s not surprising that,...

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The importance of being J.D. Vance

According to Vance, the Republican establishment came after him hard. Regardless, Vance won the primary, making him the Republican party...

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Taiwan needs joint exercises, missiles, right now

The most important thing is that you have to establish an effective partnership and build up that deterrent effect—or, if...

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India’s role significant as US seeks to reverse PRC takeover of Solomon Islands

During our panel discussions, [former Prime Minister] Hon. Danny Philips pretty much admitted that the signed security agreement is not...

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White House finally awakens to PRC capture of Solomon Islands

Free and fair election could result in a new government that not only abrogates the security deal but switches back...

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To be effective, US policy on PRC must be actioned early and often

‘Great Powers are expected to live up to commitments to international rules and norms even if those rules work against...

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China moves frontline to Solomons, locals fight back

Alexandria, VA: This is Beijing’s “Oh yeah? So what are you gonna do about it?” moment. With the confirmation of...

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China moves to dominate Pacific with U.S. mired in Ukraine

China is serious about capturing Taiwan as they need it to break the first island chain. At the same time,...

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‘Indo-Pacific is a priority: Message from White House document’

Alexandria, VA.: In this edition of “Indo-Pacific: Behind the Headlines”, we speak with Col. David Maxwell (Ret.), a senior fellow...

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Canadians rise up against PM Trudeau’s vaccine mandate

Alexandria, Va.: Suddenly Canada is interesting. Yes, there is the massive “Freedom Convoy” that is turning the nation’s capital, Ottawa,...

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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...