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World March 05, 2016
US Republicans consider trumping Donald Trump
Moves to recapture Mosul from Daesh; high Iran poll turnout; Malaysian PM Najib Razak’s millions.
World February 20, 2016
Vladimir Putin seeks gains amid limits of Syrian ceasefire
US Supreme Court hangs in balance; trouble in PNG and Fiji.
World February 27, 2016
Donald Trump, Boris Johnson shake pillars of stability
Tory ranks divided over Brexit strategy; Daesh still a target; RAN submarine bids; Ugandan election arrest; literary notes from the Middle East.
News February 13, 2016
China cracks down on Hong Kong publishers
China’s abduction and arrest of publishers of scandalous books in Hong Kong is being seen as a brazen challenge to the ‘one country, two systems’ arrangement.
World February 13, 2016
Vladimir Putin’s Aleppo air strikes a boost for al-Assad
North Korea causes security headaches for China; Sanders and Trump in New Hampshire.
World February 06, 2016
Iowa poll favourite Trump can’t take a trick against Cruz
Syria strategy; elections in Vanuatu, Myanmar and Vietnam; Putin anxiety.
World January 30, 2016
First stop, Iowa, as primaries get started
Demographic insecurity. Australian submarine tender.
News January 23, 2016
Turnbull’s change of tone in foreign affairs
Malcolm Turnbull’s visits to Washington and elsewhere continue his reshaping of the tone of Australia’s foreign policy, away from Tony Abbott’s bullish moralising.
World January 23, 2016
Ominous crackdown on Hong Kong publishers
Taiwan elects first female leader. Iran free to reopen oil markets.
World December 19, 2015
Coal comfort from Paris climate talks
Is Le Pen mightier than accord?; Coming up Trump; Ki-moon descends but will Kevin rise?; Farewell to scholar Benedict Anderson; Super spy story
World December 12, 2015
Terrorism helps France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen
Our dynamic duo in Washington; mine shakedown claims rock Jakarta; Japan-China rail battle gains speed.
World December 05, 2015
Turnbull’s new team changes foreign tack
Challenge to Philippine presidential candidate Grace Poe. Japan resumes whaling. Vanuatu corruption claims a third of parliament. Yemeni island bans popular narcotic.