Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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World June 06, 2015

Right’s Rand Paul talks down data laws

Bernardi speaks against Abbott’s ‘power creep’. Terror talk of citizenship oath unsettles migrants. Nuclear Iran deal affects IS fight. Emboldened Eurosceptics evoke ‘Anglosphere’.

World May 30, 2015

Trouble looms between US, China in Shangri-La talks

Headaches ahead over B-1 bombers; IS and Ramadi mirror Mad Max; Hong Kong press freedom and judicial threats; ABC Tokyo bureau closure untimely; Hello Kitty’s 40th.

World May 23, 2015

Might of the West looks lacking against the Islamic State

Assad regime genocide fears; Rohingya crisis is a test of ASEAN strength.

World May 16, 2015

Julie Bishop faces test over execution of foreign aid cuts

Jokowi strengthens Papua relations; Singapore’s new media predicament; tense days in the Middle East.

World May 09, 2015

Bougainville future hangs in balance

Australian links to Texas shooting. Opium’s new highs.

World May 02, 2015

UK Labour Party stands clear of Murdoch

Greek ‘gambler’ out. Abe minces words. Rebuilding Nepal. Jokowi’s death row.

World April 25, 2015

British intel expert joins Abbott review

Agencies hack foreign states. Xi’s Pakistan deal. Kudos for NZ Anzacs.

News April 18, 2015

Japan and US enclose Chinese coast within sensor net

The US and Japan have quietly cornered the Chinese navy with an undersea surveillance ring that is framing Australia’s defence policy.

World April 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s presidency bid two-edged for Australia

Julie Bishop in Iran. Australian soldiers face turmoil in Iraq. Mahathir calls out Najib Razak.