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World January 30, 2016
First stop, Iowa, as primaries get started
Demographic insecurity. Australian submarine tender.
World January 23, 2016
Ominous crackdown on Hong Kong publishers
Taiwan elects first female leader. Iran free to reopen oil markets.
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 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.
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