Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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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.

news July 28, 2017

Xi Jinping moves against rival

Timor poll results; Indian editor quits over Adani.

news July 29, 2017

Through the Balkans

Travelling the Balkan borderlands from Serbia to Greece is a navigation of the bristling enmities of the former Yugoslavia.

news July 22, 2017

Intel report nothing to write Home about

Political turmoil in Brazil and South Africa; Vale Liu Xiaobo; Extra voters in PNG poll.

news July 15, 2017

The father, the son and the Hillary ghost

Putin masterful at G20; Russian hacking stops cybersecurity talks with US; PNG election monitors quit.

news July 08, 2017

George Soros’s university under fire in Hungary

Michael Ignatieff, head of the Central European University in Budapest, is fighting an attempt to have the George Soros-funded private institution thrown out of Hungary by its authoritarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán.