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Category: International Politics

Whether we like it or not — and often, we don’t — every single human being has one thing in common; we live on this planet. And that means we have to work with one another to ensure the world still turns, mouths get fed, children get educated and the human race goes on.

But what we don’t tend to have in common with each other is our opinions. Everyone has their own ideas about how business should be handled, how hard it should be to live, and who it is we can rely on for help.

The thing that’s at least trying to keep all these matters in check, is our global political system. Trade agreements, alliances, G20 summits, immigration and working visas, are key pillars to the success of keeping the world’s waters calm.

Of course, this can be difficult at times, particularly because with each new political leader comes a new agenda for their nation.

For some, like China and the US, being a leading force in the political game is priority number one. Every move they make is determined by how much closer it gets them to gaining more global control. It’s no mystery why these power-hungry sides tend to butt heads quite frequently.

For others, strength in numbers is key. The European Union links all 28 (for now) of its members under an agreed set of policies. This harks back to the Empires which are the early forms of political agendas, that traipse through this regions’ history.

For us here Down Under, we rely heavily on strong and reliable relationships with other countries to keep us afloat. Much of our manufactured goods are exported to give us access to the world’s commodities, which we wouldn’t have otherwise. We aim for leaders who can keep the peace, and know how to pick out the most beneficial of friendships from the global political playground.

Of course, any bump on one of these courses is bound to send a ripple effect across the globe, disrupting traditional activity.

And it’s these bumps which The Australian Tribune always has their eye on. Unafraid of explaining our own agenda, as well as pointing out both strengths and weakness in other people’s actions and motives, this is your one-stop shop to knowing everything even slightly political that happens in our world.

With a tendency to lean more to the right, our approach to international politics is hardly a subtle one. But being politically ‘correct’ is not our aim in this publication. It’s being politically sound.

Check out this space regularly for the latest pulls on global political strings.