Australian Foreign Policy · Malcolm Turnbull

Marise Payne to meet with General Mattis?

In fairness to Marise Payne, she may be a lovely person, and provide good company in private. But this non- imposing woman, who was confused last year about the role of her job, appears set to meet with the legendary US Secretary of Defense, General James ‘Maddog’ Mattis. From all that we have heard from President Trump,… Continue reading Marise Payne to meet with General Mattis?

Australian Foreign Policy · The best of Pat Buchanan

Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin

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

Australian Foreign Policy · Russia

Is Russia a threat to the liberal international order?

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?

Australian Foreign Policy · Islamic countries that are 'moderate'

Indonesian military commander sacked for training Islamic hardliners with soldiers

Allies of Australia should either enhance our key national interests, or share common values and beliefs. Indonesia does neither, so there should be no requirement for future close ties between our two countries. Further, it is contradictory if our government to be intent on fighting terrorism at home, while needlessly collobarating and strengthening sympathisers of… Continue reading Indonesian military commander sacked for training Islamic hardliners with soldiers

Australian Foreign Policy

Poor move from Australia

Did the Australian government pay heed to the idea of ignoring Indonesia after the row over ‘offensive training material’? Unfortunately not, as instead, our Defence Minister has announced an ‘investigation’ into the incident. If we are truly interested in investigating something that ‘offended’ Indonesia, a country which practices female genital mutilation, and lashes females for being… Continue reading Poor move from Australia

Australian Foreign Policy

Indonesia cancels its military cooperation with Australia

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

Australian Foreign Policy · Malcolm Turnbull

The gradual relinquishing of our national sovereignty

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