Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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World August 02, 2014

Netanyahu plays into the hands of Hamas

Adelaide may lose subs; ASIO files reveal AFP link to Yugoslav intelligence.

World July 26, 2014

Yudhoyono flexes muscles one last time

Bishop's UN move an adroit gambit; Hanoi ponders oil rig removal tactics; North Korea airs China frustration.

World July 19, 2014

Iran’s finger on the button of nuke deal

The wrong time to admire martyrdom; soft treatment for 'psycho' Prabowo.

News July 12, 2014

Joko Widodo’s new deal

Will a vote away from elite patronage-based leadership ease Indonesia’s often-touchy relationship with Australia?

World July 12, 2014

Honest Abe must lead on new militarism

Clinton wins neocon approval; Buddhist violence in Myanmar; out of the blue threat to Union Jack.

World July 05, 2014

Australian defence exercises with South Korea and US

Australian forces in South Korea. China’s HK warnings. US spooks.

Opinion July 05, 2014

Prabowo Subianto threatens to win Indonesian election & restore autocracy

On the eve of the Indonesian elections, the victory of a dangerous relic of the Suharto regime is worryingly likely.

World June 28, 2014

Holding Iraq together is taxing Obama’s skills

Julie Bishop to visit Myanmar; climate weighing on US business.

World June 21, 2014

The collapse of Iraq

Has the US project to reshape Iraq failed? Here are the origins of the state’s internal divisions, and the advent of ISIS, a group thought too radical even by al-Qaeda.