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The State of US’ India policy

The United States sends mixed messages to India.On the one hand, Washington highlighted the importance of India’s rise and leadership...

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From G-20 to the Pacific Islands, India offers new hope

One of the most important external examples of the potential for India’s realignment of global leadership will be PM Modi’s...

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‘PRC’s political warfare is total war without fighting major kinetic wars’

Kerry Gershaneck, a former US Marine officer and a university professor, speaks to The Sunday Guardian.   Alexandria, Va.: China’s...

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‘Quad needs to befriend Bougainville, not just Papua New Guinea’

‘China may be getting ready to do in PNG what it has already pulled off in the Solomon Islands. Is...

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US moves on Pacific islands, but barely

 The last two weeks have seen some of the most frantic US activity related to the Pacific Islands since the...

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Right to vote being snatched from Solomon Islanders by PRC-backed PM

Sogavare has introduced a Bill to postpone elections. Reaction on the ground is seething. Likely Sogavare and his backers in...

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‘Securing India against China should matter to the world’

‘One of the things it comes down to is the CCP attempting to get rid of any entity that could...

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The rodeo that was the Pacific Islands Forum meeting

Fiji’s capital Suva is turning into Vienna in the 1930s, when ‘diplomats’ from around the world spied on each other...

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‘Statesman Abe’s strategic vision was impressive’

Abe recognised the usefulness of India in the Indo-Pacific. The Japanese, and Abe, really pushed for India, including with the...

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‘PLA will continue to harass aircraft operating in international airspace’

David R. Stilwell, former US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs speaks with...

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China winning entropic warfare in Pacific Islands

We’ve seen Chinese entropic warfare in various stages in Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and elsewhere. And the contagion seems to...

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China launches empire building exercise in Pacific theatre

President Panuelo: ‘Chinese control over our security space, aside from impacts on our sovereignty, increases the chances of China getting...

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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...