Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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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.

World April 11, 2015

Final touches close in Iran nuclear deal

Bishop and Zarif talks; Greek bailout beyond even Putin; Jokowi holds hopes for Chan and Sukumaran.

News April 04, 2015

Sydney man running for Ugandan presidency

Sydney-based doctor Aggrey Kiyingi hopes to unseat Uganda's dictator president.

World April 04, 2015

Yemen Shia uprising threatens Iran nuclear deal

Nigeria elects former coup leader; US banning gays on religious grounds; India’s free speech; capital punishment.

World March 28, 2015

Glowing tributes for Malcolm Fraser and Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew played to win; Netanyahu shores up foreign allies; ASIS to train Japanese spies.

Travel March 28, 2015

Myanmar’s new tourist wave

Myanmar is finding its feet as a tourist destination, and the best way to take advantage is to leave the ground.

World March 21, 2015

Vanuatu’s Cyclone Pam disaster exposes aid cuts

Illegals undermine seasonal labour; Asia-Pacific policy adrift; Israel election.

World March 14, 2015

Chinese feel less zen over growth targets

TPP concerns; Iran nuclear treaty; US dodges push to recapture Tikrit; Capital punishment double standards