Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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Economy May 10, 2014

Indonesia grows rich waiting for an apology

Indonesia named the world's 10th largest economy, with China meanwhile predicted to emerge as the world's largest economy by the end of this year.

World May 03, 2014

Rebel rancher Cliven Bundy no longer right’s hero

Slave rant prompts fall from grace; conservatives see red over inequality claims; superannuation funds cheer buried treasures.

World April 26, 2014

Xi Jinping ups power grab with anti-corruption drive

Power plays; Chinese navy's video takes off; new broom sweeps away Snowden leaks; DFAT goes back to the ’80s on Burma.

World April 19, 2014

Jokowi favourite in Indonesia but can he do it alone?

Could Joko Widodo form workable coalition? India’s election. CIA director visits Ukraine. US to carve better TPP deal.

World April 12, 2014

Probe into CIA may shake Canberra

Spotlight on NSA. Taiwan’s sunflower protests defy China. Will HK get direct elections?

World April 05, 2014

Philippines stands up to might of China

Minnow flexes muscle; Obama red-faced; billionaire backing; Australia’s Antarctica claims; Japanese submarines may return to our seas.

Economy April 05, 2014

Abbott and Abe to influence US decision on TPP

Asia's newest odd couple might help Obama get trade agreement over the line.

World March 29, 2014

Wilting Britain fast becoming a global wallflower

Britain no longer Europe's go-to power; Jokowi set for a landslide but remains a mystery; Japan PM shores up support of national broadcaster.

World March 22, 2014

Crimea ‘in Russia’s heart, not its sights’, says Putin

Waxing emotional to the Duma; Obama banks on IMF; helping Putin's numbers; China feeling nervous; MH370 mystery sounds alarm bells