Africa's democracy problems are partly explained by the inability of former colonial nations to desocialise violence from politics and governance. Until national leaders can be deprived of their military backers, struggling democracies in Africa will continue to be troubled by autocratic neighbours.
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Recently, numerous authors have raised the theme that the so-called “Global South” is tired of the West's disrespect and that only through repairing and fulfilling past promises and being more sincere can the so-called West and the “Global South” have mutually beneficial relationships. This argument is flawed at several levels.
Private companies in the United States whose actions are authorized by government licensing agencies will have a profound effect on the meaning and application of space law through the doctrine of “subsequent state practice.” The strong influence of the United States (and its international partners) on space law will also be seen as NASA’s Artemis program proceeds.
Southeast Asia’s importance to Australia’s economic future is undeniable, but attempts to meet the promises of the region seem stretched. The upcoming trip to China by the Albanese government, meanwhile, will provide some ground to regaining the former economic partnership with Beijing.