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news October 21, 2017
Is Xi the new Mao or China’s Brezhnev?
Another term likely for hawkish Shinzō Abe. Trump puts Iran deal in hands of congress. Jacinda Ardern becomes NZ's prime minister. Tsar Nicholas scandal shows Putin loyalty.
news October 07, 2017
Commander-in-chaff Trump’s wayward messages
Trump's wayward messages on Puerto Rico and North Korea. Catalan protests growing. UN committee rejects West Papua petition.
news October 14, 2017
Despite Trump, Iran nuclear deal working
Possible Yemen role for RAN. 4-star ambassador for Australia.
news September 30, 2017
United States hoist by its own dotard
Shinzō Abe seeks military mandate. Australia’s support for Iran deal. Germany’s far-right party splits.
news September 23, 2017
Far-right surge may spell end for Merkel
Jacinda Ardern gets Labour closer in NZ. Kurds seeking state. Aung San Suu Kyi evasive on Rohingya.
news September 16, 2017
Suu Kyi’s precarious position on Rohingyas
North Korea crisis eases. Singapore gets first female president. Elgin Marbles in Brexit play.
news September 09, 2017
North Korea’s H-bomb threat
Rohingya tragedy; Kenya back to polls; Submarine corruption arrests in Israel; Timor Sea breakthrough.
news September 02, 2017
Rex Tillerson stepping back from Trump?
Trump pardons sheriff; Samsung heir jailed; China’s trouble finding military recruits.
news August 26, 2017
Donald Trump ups the ante on Afghanistan troops
Xi Jinping keeps economy pumped up; South Koreans in favour of going nuclear; Australia under US ‘umbrella’.
news August 19, 2017
US will have to deal with Kim going nuclear
Australia staunch on US defence ties. Korean War legacy. Trump in civil war territory. Tony Jones's book reignites Balkan hostilities
news August 12, 2017
Trump threatens ‘fire and fury’ against North Korea
US cautious on Marawi action; Sara Netanyahu facing indictment for misusing funds.
news August 05, 2017
John Kelly moves to White House chief of staff
Talisman Sabre and US strategy; new head of defence; Boris Johnson addresses Lowy Institute dinner.