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News May 26, 2018
Diplomacy à la Kim Jong-un
While some may see Kim Jong-un as ill equipped to broker deals on the world stage, nothing could be further from the truth.
World May 19, 2018
Gaza killings as Trump moves embassy
US embassy moves to Jerusalem. Family bombers in Java. Anwar Ibrahim released.
World May 26, 2018
Hastie drops bombshell on China relations
Australian MP alleges FBI suspect. Italy prepares for far-right/far-left coalition government. Najib Razak investigated.
World May 12, 2018
Trump’s Iran pact pullout snubs Europe
US to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Trump believes Iran decision will impress North Korea. Mahathir sweeps back into power in Malaysia.
World May 05, 2018
Nobel for Trump’s chequered Korea?
Historic Korean meeting plays well for Kim. Trump yet to confirm Iran sanctions waiver plan. Mahathir pledges to pardon Anwar. Bishop and Dutton at loggerheads over ASD.
News April 28, 2018
Independence in the South Pacific
The Australian government is watching New Caledonia’s independence referendum with caution, seeing it as a precursor to the potentially more volatile vote in Bougainville next year.
World April 28, 2018
Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in meet in the DMZ
Historic Korean talks ahead of Trump and Kim meeting. Macron charms on US trip. Timor poll holds up gas plans.
World April 21, 2018
Syria and Russia dig in over chemical attacks
James Comey on press tour; Trump still pulling punches with Moscow; Israel–Iran hostilities deepen.
World April 14, 2018
Trump warns of action against ‘Animal Assad’
FBI raid on Trump lawyer; Malaysian elections; Espiritu Santo wharf proposal.
News April 07, 2018
The Skripals, Novichok and the Cold War
The attempted murder in England of former spy Sergei Skripal with a nerve agent developed in Russia has stirred Cold War tensions, but evidence of Moscow’s involvement is yet to be found.
World April 07, 2018
Casualties as protests rage in Gaza and Israel
Australia advised to allow more Pacific Islander workers. Japanese navy equipping small aircraft carriers. Dutton and Downer freelancing foreign policy.
World March 31, 2018
Russian diplomats expelled around globe
Julie Bishop hauls in Russian ambassador Grigory Logvinov; students take anti-gun protest to Washington; US national security adviser replaced.