Author: Patrick Jones

Biden And The Indo-Pacific: What To Expect

While the world keenly observes the crisis of American democracy unfolding and the swearing-in of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States (U.S.), the nations of the Indo-Pacific will be eagerly awaiting the unveiling of Biden’s strategic vision for the region. In all likelihood, Biden and his

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China’s Pyrrhic Victory In Tweet Fiasco

The last few weeks have seen a dramatic escalation of rhetoric, outrage and tension between Australia and China. Tensions have reached a new high after the Chinese Foreign Ministry tweeted a doctored, false picture of an Australian serviceman holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child, invoking the

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Could COVID-19 End The Bloody War In Yemen?

The raging Civil War in Yemen is one of the bloodiest conflicts of our time. Yemen’s civil war technically began in 2014, but the conflict finds its roots in the abject failure of a political transition that was intended to effect stability in Yemen following an Arab Spring uprising. The

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Russian foreign policy looks East

While the world focuses intently on the US election it has largely missed an event of great  significance – the realignment of Russia’s foreign policy. Moscow, helmed by Vladimir Putin, is redefining its relationships with the EU, and the world more broadly with its relations with Beijing now firmly becoming

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