America, Australia, and all other nations on earth, do not possess histories clean of moral sin. So while we wish for morality to be enforced across the world wherever is possible and should act accordingly, on certain occasions such luxuries cannot be afforded. Likewise, when governments enact democracy crusade foreign policies, such strategies are ineffective, and generally harm the world… Continue reading Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin
Joe Biden, an old establishment Democratic hack, recently came out with some interesting claims. While at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Biden accused Russia of testing “the fault lines of western nations” and aiming to return “to a politics defined by spheres of influence.” Biden continued; “with many countries in Europe slated to hold… Continue reading Is Russia a threat to the liberal international order?
Earlier today, Indonesia suspended its military cooperation with Australia after a ‘training material insult’. This action came despite our nation’s sincere apologies, and that reportedly the training material which so easily insulted our northern neighbour, was not an official document. When dealing with reasonable countries, this sounds like an odd set of circumstances. But Indonesia has a proven track record… Continue reading Indonesia cancels its military cooperation with Australia
Australia’s basic democratic principles and culture, were forged both internally and from the influences of Britain. Moreover, when Australia breached the civil rights of Aboriginals or committed other wrongdoings, it was Australians who converged to remedy the problems, not foreign bodies or international organisations. Basically, Australia was made great because of Australian people and the well-… Continue reading The gradual relinquishing of our national sovereignty
Central to what underpins the close ties between the globalist likes of President Obama, Chancellor Merkel and EU bureaucrats, is a fundamental distrust of the nation state. These globalists believe that the establishment of nation states as a means of governing people, is an inherently flawed concept. Instead, they favour greater involvement at transnational bodies such as the UN and… Continue reading Why we should support the nation state
During the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to counter the influence of a rising China. Perhaps, as his recent phone call with the Taiwan President suggests, this new approach is already here. “Is Trump Calling Out Xi Jinping?”, Pat Buchanan, December 6, 2016: Like a bolt of lightning, that call of congratulations from Taiwan President Tsai… Continue reading Is Trump Calling Out Xi Jinping?
In response to Donald Trump’s rise to the Presidency, former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating, claimed it was time for Australia to withdraw from its alliance with the United States. “The foreign policy of Australia is basically we have tag-along rights to the US”, he said. “It’s time to cut the tag. It’s time to get out… Continue reading The American- Australian alliance
The following is a humorous synopsis of the events of World War One. Whilst a satirical piece, the complexities of alliances, and how they can indeed contribute to widespread conflict, are legitimate ideas presented that deserve reflection. For more on alliances, come back later tonight for my analysis of US- Australia relations. Enjoy: Germany, Austria and Italy are… Continue reading The trouble with alliances
In the following video, Syrian President Bashar Al- Assad clears up the propaganda being spread in discussion regarding the Syrian civil war. On humanitarian grounds, on international law grounds and on grounds of long term stability in the Middle East, the western meddling in the Syrian conflict is wrong, and sensible leadership would see Australia… Continue reading Assad speaking some sense
As a fledgling nation throughout the 20th century and as one that remains relatively young and small today, Australia has historically seeked the friendship of the two great powers over this period: Britain and the United States. Perhaps there have been times that Australia has taken these historic and/ or current alliances for granted, or merely… Continue reading Our first big brother: Britain
Yet another superb analysis of alliances and US foreign policy written by Pat Buchanan. “Dump Duterte- for Starters”, Pat Buchanan, October 24 2016 Alliances are transmission belts of war. So our Founding Fathers taught and the 20th century proved. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany in 1914, America sat out, until our… Continue reading Why the US should dump Duterte
Given Barrack Obama is now into the final 6 months of his Presidency, many reflections on the term of America’s first black President, will be made both now and in the forthcoming months and years ahead. A claim commonly touted by Republicans is that under President Obama, the US is no longer ‘respected’. Alternatively, Barrack Obama… Continue reading Does the world respect President Obama? Part 1: Russia
“Who got us into all these endless wars”, Patrick J. Buchanan, August 8 2016: “Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy,” warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire.” To make his case against the “Isolationist… Continue reading Buchanan on foreign policy
To put things in simple terms, the United States foreign policy in Iraq during the last dozen years has been nothing short of a train wreck. First, George. W Bush, under false pretenses of weapons of mass destruction, invaded Iraq in 2003, and in doing so disposed of the all- powerful leadership of Saddam Hussein. Then, Barrack Obama, through his pacifist and… Continue reading Assad or Islamic State? We must choose