Hugh White warns of a potential war between the US and China, drawing lessons from the first and second world wars to explore how Australia might respond to such a conflict – and where to draw a line.
If China progressively increases production and becomes a consistent net exporter of maize, South Africa would have to explore markets elsewhere.
A digest of the week’s coverage of the war against Ukraine.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised concerns about China’s intentions towards Taiwan.
Biden’s suggestion that the US is prepared to intervene militarily if Taiwan was invaded was quickly walked back by White House officials.
The question centres on whether Russia legally inherited the permanent seat formerly occupied by the Soviet Union.
It remains to be seen what the reset of the relations between the two countries will actually mean for the rest of the world.
Taiwanese authorities are allowing its tiny contingent to attend the opening ceremony in Beijing despite a long-running dispute over its name in the Olympics.
Tensions are high across the Taiwan Strait. But what are the origins of the relationship between China and Taiwan?
It is way too simple to say the current unrest is just due to Solomon Islands’ new allegiance towards China.
History will weigh heavily on the meeting in Beijing this week, which will affirm the Chinese president’s power and outline the political agenda for the coming years.
While neoliberalism has allowed U.S. markets to grow, the resultant stunted public health system left Americans to figure out how to protect themselves from COVID-19 and its fallout on their own.
Plus, an extract from the Don’t Call Me Resilient podcast on the damage done when North Americans pretend to have Indigenous identity. Listen to episode 38 of The Conversation Weekly.
Recent speeches by the leaders of China and Taiwan have turned up the heat on relations across the Taiwan Strait.
Forced to balance traditional alliances with its trade-dependent relationship with China, New Zealand walks a fine diplomatic line over Taiwan.
In a speech in Taipei, the former prime minister condemned China’s growing belligerence.
Taipei’s military strategists plan to use ‘asymmetrical warfare’ in the hope of imposing crippling casualties and costs on any attacker.
Many Taiwanese see the Chinese military display as more of a show than a preparation for an all-out invasion. So, what is Beijing’s ultimate plan?
Beijing has reacted to the withdrawal with the message that the US can’t be trusted as an ally.
COVID will be with the world for the foreseeable future. The challenge is to learn to live with the virus effectively, protecting public health while reconnecting with each other.