Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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World December 06, 2014

OPEC pulls global market levers again

China setbacks in HK and Taiwan. Third divorce for Thai prince? Sri Lankan elections.

World November 29, 2014

Hagel’s toast as holes in US policy worsen

Iran nuke deal delayed. Netanyahu bill controversy in Israel. Cracks in Sri Lankan Freedom Party. Modi's wife comes forth.

World November 22, 2014

China FTA cushions emissions pledge blow

Abbott coaches on two percenters. Obama’s time running out on Iran’s nuclear deal.

World November 15, 2014

Japan and China agree to disagree

Luxembourg tax dodgers leaked; Japan’s history wars claim scalp; Abbott’s hairy-chested adviser.

World November 08, 2014

APEC, East Asia Summit and the G20 summits bring leaders to Asia Pacific

And China looks to the past for inspiration.

World November 01, 2014

Obama’s grim outlook in congressional midterm elections

TPP’s prospects rise. Jokowi’s cabinet echoes Megawati.

World October 25, 2014

Whitlam’s China coup incomparable

Balibo Five case a bipartisan albatross. Death penalty in Asia.

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 11, 2014

Tony Abbott unmoved by African cries for Ebola help

Time for words, not just bombs. A masterclass from China’s Xi.