Tag Archive for: "South America"
What’s China up to in Central America?

Few regions in the world wobble the tension of the tightrope governments walk between raw interests and principle in foreign and strategic policy more than Central America. And few have mattered less to Canberra over …

The spirit of 2019

As in 1848, 1968, 1989, and 2010–2012, a wave of popular protests has taken the world by surprise. Ongoing mass revolts—in Beirut, Santiago, Hong Kong, Algiers, Baghdad and other cities—are gaining strength and wrongfooting governments. …

Maduro’s useful idiots

In his 1982 Nobel lecture, the Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez condemned the West’s insistence on ‘measuring us with the yardstick that they use for themselves’ and ‘forgetting that the ravages of life are not …

ASPI suggests

The world The US Congress has passed a compromise border security deal that will partially fund President Donald Trump’s border wall and avoid another government shutdown. But the US$1.4 billion deal falls well short of …

Venezuela: what’s the mission, Mr President?

The proper use of military force in international relations is the indispensable subject of strategic policy. The national interests that could be promoted, protected or secured by the use or threat of military force, and …