The tariffs were originally put in place in 2018, ostensibly to protect domestic aluminum producers. The theory was that China and other foreign producers were “dumping” aluminum into the U.S. at low prices below cost, to capture market share and supposedly drive American producers of aluminum out of business.
In 2019, Exercise Talisman Sabre ended with an airdrop of 26 tonnes of humanitarian assistance into Shoalwater Bay Training Area. In 2021, the same location was used to open the biennial exercise with a multi-domain firepower demonstration, highlighting the Australian Defence Force’s ability to transition from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to warfighting. Helping uphold the rules-based international order and protecting Australia from all threats will require the ADF to rapidly switch between such operations.
In June 2020, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) urged countries to increase the use of financial investigations into illegal wildlife trade cases.
A year on, in July 2021, it published a further analysis on mineral, waste and timber trafficking. In advance of the FATF’s upcoming October plenary, Tom Keatinge and Alexandria Reid take a deep dive into the thornier aspects of the FATF’s current approach to environmental crime.
People line the shore to watch as tug boats maneuver the 65,000-tonne British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth Harbour in Portsmouth, southern England, in August 2017, as it arrives at for the first time in her home port. (Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images)
The British Royal Navy wants to make it easier for industry to help the service develop “battle-winning, relevant, and affordable” capabilities by developing more transparent requirements and technology priorities.
The service is establishing streamlined points of contact, and setting up new workshops and demonstration days as tools to bring industry more in step with what the service needs for future wars, said Capt. Sarah Oakley, head of force development for the Royal Navy’s develop directorate.
BAE Systems has taken a step into the satellite sector in the UK with the acquisition of low earth orbit spacecraft builder In-Space Missions. (BlackJack3D/Getty Images)
BAE Systems has taken a step into the satellite sector in the UK with the acquisition of low earth orbit spacecraft builder In-Space Missions.
Acquisition of the Alton, England-based company was announced by the two companies as the DSEI defense show opened at the Excel Centre east London. No price for the transaction was given.
Aerial photo taken on Dec. 3, 2020 shows a view of the Mahuangliang Loess Geopark after snow in Yulin City, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.Photo:Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed a green and low-carbon development path for the country’s energy industry during an inspection tour to a major clean coal production base in Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province on Monday.
Xi made the remarks while visiting a chemical enterprise under the China Energy Investment Corp in Yulin city, Shaanxi Province, according to the Xinhua News Agency. Continued efforts should be made to boost the energy industry so as to underpin the modernization of the country, while the development of the coal industry should be transformed and upgraded, following a green and low-carbon path, he said.
File photo: Xinhua
The Afghan Taliban has established a new interim government. The next test for them is how to lead war-torn Afghanistan out of economic difficulties and diplomatic isolation. Can Afghanistan’s rich mineral resources help the Taliban rebuild the country?
Representation of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency Illustration: VCG
Local authorities in North China’s Hebei Province have introduced special rectification for mining and trading of cryptocurrency, the latest step taken by Chinese authorities to regulate the sector.
The Australian far-right is using a diverse range of online tools to fundraise and solicit donations. In this ecosystem, the messaging app Telegram plays a significant role — providing an entry point into a broader content and financial network, and facilitating international connections.
In a recent report for ASPI, I examined a sample of nine Australian Telegram channels that share right-wing extremist (RWE) content and found they were connected to more than 20 different funding mechanisms, platforms and tools. This preliminary map included live-streaming platforms such as DLive and Entropy that allow ‘tipping’ and other support. Financial opportunities were promoted by the sale of merchandise and subscription platforms such as Patreon and SubscribeStar. Donation requests via Buy Me a Coffee and PayPal, or via various cryptocurrency wallets, were also posted in the channels for purposes ranging from legal fees to general support for content creation.