Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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World July 18, 2015

Iran nuclear deal in the sights of critics

Alexis Tsipras’s big fat Greek debt; Aung San Suu Kyi’s party plan; Cattle cuts payback

World July 11, 2015

China’s harrowing lesson in capitalism

‘No’ vote opens door to drachma; Malaysian PM in financial scandal; Asia’s same-sex sensibilities

World July 04, 2015

Greece set to sail on a new odyssey

Obama on the line to keep Putin at bay; nation-building by another name.

World June 27, 2015

TPP trade deal now racing towards vote

Japan surveys Spratly Islands. Sifting terrorists from anti-IS corps; UN reports possible Gaza war crimes; US muscles up in Eastern Europe; Timor-Leste spy saga.

World June 20, 2015

Indonesian alliance hardly warming up

Canada flexes passport muscle; Pope Francis wants to cut fossil fuels; Trump adds colour amid dynasties

World June 13, 2015

Australia called to Hague on Timor Gap

India’s energy company scandals; Greenpeace targeted in India; Tension in PNG over Bougainville; Balibo 5 appointment

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.