In response to the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport on August 26, President Biden promised to hunt down those responsible for the attack. However, the “retaliatory” drone strikes killed an aid worker and seven children – with no one in the United States to be brought to account.
While AUKUS formally exists to counter China, it does so on the basis of shared history and spheres of influence. That means that the logic of containing China within such a framework also contains AUKUS.
Proof of Australia’s involvement in Chile depicts the willing complicity in overthrowing a democratically-elected government to be replaced by a brutal dictatorship which tortured, killed and disappeared thousands of Chileans.
Everything depends on which way Iran turns and whether the Taliban can control its own country and stop it short from falling into the abyss.