Recent protests in Hong Kong over the government’s extradition bill have resulted in breaches of the freedom of speech, assembly and movement. The strategic question for the protesters is how to negotiate from a position of weakness.
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We can no longer assume the existence of such a thing as “the British people” in the singular. Scotland, London and the Catholic-nationalist parts of Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU; England and Wales are deeply divided on Brexit. Meanwhile, another referendum would silence the UK’s foremost democratic institution.
Conservative media and other supporters of nuclear power for Australia are becoming more vocal. Although Australia ratified the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 1973 and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1998, could this be a prelude to Australia developing a nuclear weapons program?
The Pacific Islands Forum clearly displayed Australia’s adamant position on not comprising its current coal-intensive interests. However, the focus should not just be centred on Australia’s use of coal but rather the issue of China’s pollution and how that could plague the Pacific Islands in the near future.