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Representatives of all the most important countries located in the Indo-Pacific region met during the 21st Asia Shangri-La Security Summit in Singapore. Representatives of 42 countries attended the summit, including 37 delegates at ministerial level and over 30 senior defense officials. The Singapore meeting was an occasion for talks by leading allies opposing Chinese expansion in the Indo-Pacific region, led by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
Along with the development of technological innovation, cybercrime is growing, and companies are increasingly falling prey to it. According to the calculations of Chuck Robbins – CEO of Cisco, if you compare the amount of losses generated globally by online criminals with global economies, cybercriminals could successfully create the third largest economy in the world.
President of the United States, Joe Biden, hosted the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, at the White House on May 31, 2022. The aim of the meeting was to confirm the strong partnership between the two countries and to develop a joint response to the Solomon Islands pact with the People’s Republic of China.
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Joe Biden officially welcomed Australia’s new prime minister among the representatives of the leading nations in the Indo-Pacific. Anthony Albanese is the leader of the Australian Labor Party, which won the elections on May 21, three days before the QUAD summit in Tokyo. Despite the departure from power of the coalition of the Liberal Party and the Nationals, the direction of Australian politics is still aimed at a strong alliance with the United States.
The President of the United States made an important visit to Asia. The purpose of the Joe Biden administration was to explicitly respond to the growing threat posed by the Xi Jinping regime to the anti-Chinese states. Biden visited South Korea and Japan, where he took part in the next summit of the member states in the QUAD format.
The agreement concluded in September 2021 by Australia, Great Britain and the United States confirmed that the most important method of ensuring security in the Indo-Pacific are multilateral alliances. AUKUS, however, initiated a new model of cooperation, which is also based on a shared cultural heritage. Steps taken in this direction may give rise to further Anglo-Saxon cooperation that may also include Canada and New Zealand.
The US military command is decisively responding to the mounting tensions in the South Pacific region. The US military confirms that it is planned to conduct maneuvers at the RAAF military base in the northern part of Western Australia this year.
The summit of the states associated in the QUAD alliance is to be held on May 24, 2022. QUAD is a partnership between Australia, the United States, Japan and India with the unofficial goal of repelling Chinese expansion in the Indo-Pacific. The planned meeting of the leaders of the allied countries is an important item in the foreign policy of the Joe Biden administration in the context of growing tensions in the Indo-Pacific.
Tensions are mounting in the Pacific after China began working with Australia’s immediate neighborhood, the Solomon Islands. The agreement concluded by the Beijing administration with representatives of the island state provides for the possibility of Beijing sending forces to “help maintain social order”. The US does not rule out military action if the Chinese decide to develop their permanent base on the territory of the Solomon Islands.
Since the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine, the European Union (EU) countries and the United States have been tightening export restrictions on Russia and Belarus. Their aim is to increase pressure on Moscow and Minsk as well as force the aggressors to stop escalating the conflict.
Cooperation between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States is growing stronger. Half a year after signing the AUKUS pact, its members have agreed to work on developing hypersonic weapons technology and electronic warfare capabilities.
On March 28, 2022, US President Joe Biden released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2023. To avoid the government shutdown, the US Congress must negotiate and pass this spending plan by September 30, 2022. As a part of it, Joe Biden proposed $1.8 billion for the US Indo-Pacific strategy, including $400 million to counter the growing aspirations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
After Joe Biden’s visit to Poland, American media reported that the Pentagon will accelerate the production of FIM-92 Stinger surface-to-air missiles and FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile systems. This is the likely result of the talks between Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin, and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, held a few days earlier in Poland. The US president also joined that meeting.
While looking at the American political landscape we often notice the constant rivalry between two parties. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party have dominated the political battlefield, but they are not the only ones on it. In the American duopoly of power, one can notice the small impact that the Libertarian Party exerts.