Australia is a colonial country. The resulting unresolved grievances and challenges must be grappled with, but engagement between original and First Nation peoples can be a vehicle for Australia’s enlarged engagement in global politics.
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Australia is no longer competitive in the nickel market, largely due to Indonesia’s recent domination in the sector. This domination strategy has been carefully planned by Indonesia as it looks to boost its downstream industrial policy in critical minerals processing with the backing of Chinese investments.
India's diplomatic, economic, and cultural engagements with Africa have grown substantially in the last three decades, though the drivers of the country's Africa policy have remained the same. African support will be needed to fuel India's economy and consolidate its position as a leading power in the Global South.
Increased Iran-Russia Military Cooperation After the Ukraine Invasion: Impact of US/Western Sanctions
Iran and Russia have entered a closer political, economic, and military relationship during the past two years, the trigger widely seen as the upsurge in defence cooperation following Russia’s full invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. This new relationship, described variously as a strategic alignment or strategic partnership, was seen by both Tehran and Moscow as necessary to meet mutual and separate critical national needs due to the restrictive effects on both of US and Western sanctions.