Who Owns Solomon Islands Now?

Sofia Pale 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…

How Can Americans Tolerate U.S. Government’s Crucifixion of Julian Assange?

Eric Zuesse Julian Assange has long been in solitary-confinement imprisonment in Britain awaiting extradition to America on charges which could bring him 175 years in prison, but he has never been convicted of anything, and the U.S. Government has violated both the U.S. Constitution and U.S. laws by having thus imprisoned him for over a…

Perpetual War: Western Arms and Money Delivered to Ukraine

Observateur Continental Western countries have provided Kiev with more than $10 billion in military aid since February 24, 2022, when the Russian special military operation in Ukraine began. Which weapons and which countries have provided or promised to provide Kiev? The United States leads in terms of aid to Ukraine: according to the White House,…

Washington Splits Asia in Two

Dmitry Bokarev The modern world is torn by contradictions: the US and its allies, accustomed to global domination, seek to maintain and expand their position at the expense of the interests of other countries, leading to crises and conflicts. In the Middle East, wars have been raging for decades, and in Europe, fighting has broken…

Washington’s Indo-Pacific “Allies” Refuse to Host US Missiles

Brian Berletic As part of Washington’s long-standing strategy of encircling and containing China, it seeks to add to its already immense military footprint along China’s periphery, missile installations and specifically, ground-based intermediate-range missiles (GBIRMs) across the Indo-Pacific Region. A research paper funded by the US government and published by the RAND Corporation titled, “Ground-Based Intermediate-Range Missiles in…

No to a New Monroe Doctrine in the Pacific

Carlos Martinez The Anglo ruling classes have gone into a state of frenzy over a recently-signed security agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands. Various people who had barely heard of the Solomon Islands just a few weeks ago are now expressing grave concern that this small sovereign nation could be…

NATO and AUKUS: The Makings of an Asian NATO

Dr Jenny Clegg House of Hegemony Illustration: Liu Rui/GT In this recent presentation to the International Manifesto Group webinar, The Case Against NATO, Dr Jenny Clegg traces the makings of an Asian NATO via such mechanisms as AUKUS and the Quad whose fundamental purposes are to contain and confront a rising China. She further draws attention…

No to US/Australian Attempts to Revive the Monroe Doctrine in the South Pacific

Responding to a question from a Bloomberg journalist, Wang Wenbin comprehensively rejected accusations made by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that China was planning to build a military base on the Solomon Islands. Wang Wenbin further highlighted the hypocritical nature of US and Australian commentary and behavior, noting that the two are attempting to construct…

Solomon Islands: A Risky Move Out From Under Western Control

Brian Berletic The Solomon Islands are in the process of cementing into place a security pact with China. According to an alleged leaked draft, this pact includes provisions allowing the Solomon Islands to request the presence of Chinese police and military personnel to “assist in maintaining social order, protecting people’s lives and property, providing humanitarian…