Papua New Guinea’s relative proximity to both China and Australia could give the US a military advantage in the Pacific region.
China and Russia’s relationship is complex. But China’s decision to support Russia’s war on Ukraine could ultimately come down to China’s own political interests.
Because of the west’s fear that the war might escalate, it is effectively forcing Ukraine to fight with one hand tied behind its back.
Insider politics: why Germany needed US tanks to be offered to Ukraine.
The US tanks could give Ukraine an advantage in pushing back Russia from its territory – but no amount of money alone is enough to win a war.
The world held its breath when a Russian-made missile landed in Poland. What would it take for Nato to intervene militarily?
Weapons manufacturers in China are likely to benefit most from Russia’s losses, while US companies will also see a boon.
Lend-lease is a mechanism that will help speed the delivery of military aid to the battlefields of Ukraine.
An arms trade expert explains the wide variety of military aid nations around the world have sent to Ukraine.
In recent years, Western governments have, in effect, aided the rise of personalist dictators in Russia, Iraq, Libya, North Korea and Venezuela.
The sanctions are likely to last beyond the current conflict. This may end up bringing about a solution to Africa’s desire to produce its own military hardware for its own use.
The money is evenly split between military support and funds for economic, humanitarian and other needs.
Assistance that began when the Soviet Union collapsed has grown since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, in southern Ukraine, in 2014.
Analysis of US survey data finds that white people who hold racist views are more likely than others to favor military action over diplomacy in China and Iran, and to endorse the global war on terror.
Russia’s goal is to become one of Africa’s strategic partners through trade and armed support.
As rival factions vie for control over Venezuela, many of the country’s 31 million people are suffering prolonged power outages, food and water shortages, and limited access to medicine.
Brazil’s president has threatened military intervention in neighboring Venezuela, called its leader a ‘dictator’ and sent troops to the border. But Brazil’s military is quietly working to avoid war.
Congress is trying to curb the president’s ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
As President Trump puts U.S. foreign aid on the chopping block, few Americans know much about it. Perhaps even fewer realize that the U.S. lags behind its peers on this front.