Tejas development: when it comes to sensitive industries like defense, democracy and the rule of law do matter. Read my latest for Foreign Policy: https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/02/24/india-tejas-advanced-fighter-jet-defense-industry-intellectual-property-china/
India managed a successful submarine collaboration with France, including local content. Why can't Australia? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-25/company-building-australias-submarines-local-content-rules/13189608
This headline is good for a laugh. No need to read the article! https://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/biden-s-trade-attack-on-china-will-reverberate-around-the-world-20210225-p575qj.html
Resetting US-Philippines Alliance? Interesting analysis... well worth reading: https://navalinstitute.com.au/resetting-us-philippines-alliance/
China Is Losing Influence—and That Makes It Dangerous ... read my latest for Foreign Policy: https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/03/china-losing-influence-biden-should-do-nothing/
It's back! My most popular article ever has just been republished by The National Interest. Read the argument for a 21st century BATTLESHIP: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/battleships-how-us-navy-could-beat-china-during-war-179224
It would be incredible to actually know what really happened here... https://telecoms.com/508812/chips-are-down-as-china-semiconductor-plant-goes-belly-up/
Not much to get excited about...
And really, why not? All companies are subject to the laws of the countries in which they operate, even American internet platforms. India isn't threatening to jail Facebook and Twitter employees as some kind of hostage diplomacy. They're threatening to jail them for contempt. Companies face similar penalties in the US, EU, Australia, Canada, etc., when they break national laws in those countries, too. Disagreeing with a law is not a license to disobey it. https://www.wsj.com/articles/india-threatens-jail-for-facebook-whatsapp-and-twitter-employees-11614964542
FYI I'll finalize our pinned poll as soon as we reach 100 subscribers, so if you haven't voted yet, now's your chance!
CHINA-RUSSIA ... again. I don't agree with the whole China-Russia thesis, but Charles E. Ziegler puts it better than I've ever seen it put: https://nationalinterest.org/feature/russian-chinese-partnership-against-america-179280