Hamish McDonald
is a Walkley Award-winning foreign correspondent.  

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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.

News November 28, 2015

Maritime arrangements and Timor-Leste’s oil ploy

As Timor-Leste continues its dispute with Australia over oil and gas resources, the tiny nation risks blowing its budget on a giant white elephant.

World November 28, 2015

Paris prepares for new climate order and escape clauses

Russia under increasing fire; Thailand’s human rights wrongs.

World November 21, 2015

Terrorism experts say: Don’t fall for it

Daesh turns to soft targets; Western security stretched; Enlist defectors, says think tank; Seeking solutions to Syrian hotbed.

News November 14, 2015

Myanmar power plays ahead for NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi looks set to be the backseat driver of Myanmar’s next government. Unravelling a half-century of military control and cronyism now awaits her.

World November 14, 2015

Globe-trotting PM Malcolm Turnbull faces detention ire

GOP faithful falling; Modi dealt a blow in Bihar poll; Netanyahu visits Washington; writings land Iranian poets lengthy jail terms.

World November 07, 2015

Myanmar power beckons for Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party

China boosts KMT; Turkish Kurds used in election; Hague to ponder South China Sea disputes; CCP members’ golf ban

News October 31, 2015

James Packer’s Macau casinos suffer setbacks

With China’s anti-corruption campaign biting hard on his Macau casinos, James Packer is trying to spread his bets elsewhere.