Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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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

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?