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The Indo-Pacific: China, Australia, and the US Compete over Supremacy

Read: The Contested Waters of the South China SeaShe promised Australia would stand “shoulder with our Pacific family” in combatting the existential threat of climate change, while also deepening cultural and sporting ties, and building on the conservative coalition government’s $500 million “Step up” commitment in 2017 towards promoting economic cooperation and greater integration within the Pacific and also with the Australian and New Zealand economies, and tackling security challenges.

Colombia’s June Elections: A Test for the Traditional Political Establishment?

An increase in taxes for the 4,000 richest citizens, a cut in certain tax reliefs for big companies, financial support for the education and health sectors, a social approach to the war on drugs, strengthening the peace process which the current government shows contempt for, and a climate agenda that contains the exploration and production of oil—Colombia’s main source of income—in the midterm.

How the Russia-Ukraine War Turned the Political Climate in France Upside Down

ho would have thought that French President Emmanuel Macron and the Muslim minority living under pressure in France especially during his term, would breathe a sigh of relief at the same time, for the same reason, albeit for a temporary period! The war launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, 2022, on the grounds of the “demilitarizing and de-Nazification of Ukraine,” turned the political climate in France upside down.

Swedish Foreign Policy: Ideological Façade and Dysfunctional Reality

However, does the façade match the actual reality?Read: Western Europe: Climate Change as Ideological Smoke-Screen Swedish Foreign Policy in Practice in the 21st Century There are concrete practical and pragmatic reasons for Sweden’s efforts to cultivate a strong international brand image, which is used as the basis for realizing political objectives; encouraging scientific and cultural exchanges; attracting tourism, investment, and human talent; and promoting trade.