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World November 01, 2014
Obama’s grim outlook in congressional midterm elections
TPP’s prospects rise. Jokowi’s cabinet echoes Megawati.
World October 18, 2014
Our free trade agenda unlikely to excite G20
Threat to reporters rings alarm bells; Asian Islamic nations shut out IS; Australian tutting over HK protesters.
World October 25, 2014
Whitlam’s China coup incomparable
Balibo Five case a bipartisan albatross. Death penalty in Asia.
World October 11, 2014
Tony Abbott unmoved by African cries for Ebola help
Time for words, not just bombs. A masterclass from China’s Xi.
World October 04, 2014
Beijing digs in as HK fights for democracy
Abbott should not forget Jakarta; Cambodia asylum-seeker option just adds to cruelty.
World September 27, 2014
New security rules for Australia as ‘terror war’s front line’
Islamic State targets youth on social media. Putin may avoid his Brisbane reckoning.
World September 20, 2014
War on opinion polls leads us back to Iraq
Iraq venture has eye on domestic politics. Industry support doesn’t include submarines. US action on Ebola.
World September 13, 2014
Abbott always faithful to US Marine Corps
Love thy neighbour as Canberra flatters Timor-Leste; Indonesian assassination case still unresolved; all eyes on the Scottish ayes.
World September 06, 2014
Islamic State may deliver Kurdistan
Sunni support vital in Iraq; Hong Kong elections; Singaporean discontent
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