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The new peace that is no peace

10 April 2024

2:45 AM

10 April 2024

2:45 AM

The visit to Australia by China’s Foreign Minister, H.E Wang Yi, reminded us of how the strong exact what they can and the weak suffer what they must, while questions of justice between states only arise when there is equal power to compel. It is a timeless lesson from Ancient Greek historian Thucydides in The History of the Peloponnesian War, and one of its most important chapters, the Melian Dialogue.

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