Asian-Pacific region

On the Japanese Prime Minister’s Trip to Australia

In his visit to Australia on October 21-23, Fumio Kishida, the Japanese prime minister, held talks with his counterpart Antony Albanese, as a result of which the two countries adopted an Australia-Japan Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation. The signing of this document represents a significant development in the ongoing transformation of the geopolitical…

On the major players’ activities on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly

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Perhaps more than ever, the 77th regular session of the UN General Assembly is being actively used by major world players in events missing from the agenda of this esteemed organization. It is by no means an exception in this regard, as the same is observed during scheduled meetings of other…

What is the Likelihood of a “Reset” in Australia-New Zealand Relations?

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On May 23, 2022 parliamentary elections resulted in the swearing-in of Anthony Albanese, head of Australia’s victorious Labor Party, as the country’s new Prime Minister. Many analysts were confident that Australia would see a major shift in its foreign policy as a result of the political reshuffle, as the South Pacific region…

China Stands against the United States’ Violation of International Law

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To date, US-China relations have steadily deteriorated. One of the reasons for the cooling of relations between the two countries is Beijing’s growing ambition to gain control of the South Pacific region, while Washington intends to thwart China’s growing military and economic power. To maintain their current position…

No Change in Australia’s Foreign Policy Course under the New Government

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Three and a half months after the change of government in Australia, a country of considerable geopolitical significance in the Indo-Pacific region, the developments in its foreign policy can be fairly accurately summarized, in the words of the above headline, as “no change.” That is despite the attempts (which, in reality…

New Zealand on its Way to Phasing Out Non-renewable Energy Sources

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Today, New Zealand is one of the most environmentally friendly countries in the world. This is not only due to the very low population density and the predominantly agricultural-oriented economy, but also to the fact that the operation of thermal power plants is severely restricted by legislation aimed at protecting…

Who Owns Solomon Islands Now?

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On August 26, 2022, news broke that the Solomon Islands had refused to allow a US Coast Guard ship to refuel in its port. In the history of the South Pacific, only New Zealand did so in 1985, when it barred a US nuclear-powered naval vessel from visiting its port. In 1987, Wellington declared the country a nuclear-free zone and imposed a formal and continuing ban…

Australia and India are Coming Closer due to the Increasing Chinese Power

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The process of reinforcement of relations between Canberra and New Delhi has been observed since 2009, when representatives of the two countries adopted a Declaration on Security Cooperation, according to which India and Australia act together on issues related to combating terrorism, ensuring regional security…

Nancy Pelosi and Wendy Sherman’s Tour of the Indo-Pacific Region

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The latest trip abroad by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the lower house of the US Parliament, was commented on by the world media mainly for its most scandalous part which (expectedly) was a visit to Taiwan by a third person in the US government hierarchy. The author’s view regarding the significance of this part is that the increasing…

The Authority of the British Monarchy in Australia Continues to Fall

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On August 2, 2022, a scandal occurred in the Senate of Australia – the upper house of parliament. One of its members, a representative of the Green Party Lidia Thorpe during her taking the oath of office as a senator called the British Queen Elizabeth II, who is the formal head of Australia, a colonizer. President of the Senate Sue…

The Role Played by Oceania in the Global Standoff

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At present the world is divided into two major camps on the principle of global redistribution of resources. One of these two groups consists of the BRICS group, with a population of 3.2 billion people, dominated by such giants as China, India and Russia, plus their allies around the world. The other group consists of the G7 nations, with a combined population…

New Zealand amid Growing Instability in the Pacific Region

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Today, in Oceania, the most extensive region in the world, located in the Pacific Ocean, there is an ongoing geopolitical confrontation between the People’s Republic of China on the one hand and the United States, Australia and New Zealand on the other. The two conflicting parties are vying for influence in the 12 island states of Oceania. Every year, China…


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