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Will US B-1 bombers damage Sino-Australian relations?

My latest China Spectator article (27 May 2015):

For years, heavy hitters from the American foreign policy establishment have called on Australia to host US nuclear submarines and air force assets…

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Foreign Policy

NEWS: Ex-ACM Sir Michael Graydon tells David Cameron “repair the damage” on defence

Ex-Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon was referring to David Cameron’s previous coalition government and current all-Conservative government’s failure to ensure that 2% of the national income is spent on defence as outlined in the requirements for NATO membership. 171 more words


China condemns US for supplying weapons to ISIS

The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media:

The US reports that it is rushing weapons to Iraq to fight against ISIS, but Chinese media condemns the US, saying they are giving weapons to ISIS to fight against the US and its allies. 479 more words

United States

Partnership of Mertesacker and Koscielny.

Mertesacker & Koscielny: The perfect defensive pair.

By Lewis Harbon

When you think of Arsenal’s defence over the past 20 years, you can’t help but think of the greats. 811 more words

Premier League

Norwich, Bournemouth and Watford: The Premier League's Newcomers

Today’s 2-0 triumph in the Championship play-off final has meant that Norwich have rejoined the Premier League after a 1-year absence at the expense of Middlesbrough, joining the already promoted Watford and Championship winners Bournemouth. 1,435 more words


The first of many "wrongful dismissal" verdicts?

In October last year, an entry was published questioning the long term consequences that lay await after the “Lustration Law” – “The issue with “OK” legislation for a subject as serious as lustration, is that ultimately European Court of Human Rights appeals may very well result – with rulings granting compensation and strong suggestions of reappointment to follow, thus inflicting Ukraine to needless costs and possibly reinfection of a cleansed (or at least cleaner) system with the possible reinstatement of the corrupt it would have already once removed.” 872 more words


OROP (One Rank One Pension)

(Courtesy Col RP Chaturvedi…….. )

One Rank One Pension (OROP) is perhaps the longest playing Reality show in India today. It even beats popular cinema, including the phenomenal ‘Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ (DDLJ) now being screened at the Maratha Mandir, Mumbai for over twenty years. 2,210 more words

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