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  • Mitch William

Cold War 2.0

On 17 May 1943, the British–U.S. Communication Intelligence Agreement, also known as the BRUSA Agreement, was signed by the UK and U.S. governments to facilitate co-operation between the U.S. War Department and the British Government Code and Cypher School.

On 5 March 1946, the SECRET TREATY was formalized as the UKUSA Agreement. In 1955, Australia, Canada and New Zealand were added to the UKUSA Agreement as Commonwealth Collaborating Countries. The Five Eyes Alliance was born.

In the beginning, the alliance was based on signals intelligence. It has since evolved to include full scale Armed Forces Cooperation.

How will can it evolve more?

You may have missed this due to Covid and Brexit. But, China and Australia are engaged in a brutal trade war. Which, seems to be escalating by the day. The Five Eyes Alliance have been collaborating on the situation and they've also been keeping watch over Hong Kong.

Is it possible that this secret organisation could forge a trade policy alongside intelligence and military cooperation in order to face down and cut China out of their economies?

With a combined GDP of approx $27 trillion, Armed Forces that are quite simply tailored as one and an intelligence community that operates as a single entity. We may well be about to witness the rise of a new supranational superpower. The Five Eyes are lurking from the shadows slowly but surely.


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