Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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News August 30, 2014

Bainimarama campaigning on the road

Fiji’s prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, is facing his first elections since seizing power in 2006. The strongman’s campaign road trip of expat communities found him in Sydney’s battler belt.

World August 30, 2014

Conflicts reveal Arab Spring tensions

Ultra-realism on Gaza’s prospects; New ambassador for Indonesia; Macau casino staff up stakes.

World August 23, 2014

Missouri riots shine light on race inequity

It’s only spying if you get caught; Terror’s new wave; Hitler rides again in Indian politics

World August 16, 2014

Everyone’s sights on missile defence plans

PLA's march south; India fretting over Pakistani power; Fiji's Commodore hits the hustings; O Abbott, where art thou?

World August 09, 2014

Xi keeps rubbery grip on corruption purge

Gaza and how it came to this, again; the T-word is finally admitted in Washington.

World August 02, 2014

Netanyahu plays into the hands of Hamas

Adelaide may lose subs; ASIO files reveal AFP link to Yugoslav intelligence.

World July 26, 2014

Yudhoyono flexes muscles one last time

Bishop's UN move an adroit gambit; Hanoi ponders oil rig removal tactics; North Korea airs China frustration.

World July 19, 2014

Iran’s finger on the button of nuke deal

The wrong time to admire martyrdom; soft treatment for 'psycho' Prabowo.

News July 12, 2014

Joko Widodo’s new deal

Will a vote away from elite patronage-based leadership ease Indonesia’s often-touchy relationship with Australia?