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World July 19, 2014
Iran’s finger on the button of nuke deal
The wrong time to admire martyrdom; soft treatment for 'psycho' Prabowo.
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.
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 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.
World June 21, 2014
A polite meeting, but clearly not of the minds
Modi courts Japan; thinking local in Indonesia.
World June 14, 2014
Obama not feeling the love of his usual allies
PNG's LNG debut; mines in spotlight; digging deep on Freeport deal.
News June 07, 2014
The underground economy of fracking
The US experience provides a glimpse of our potentially prosperous but unsettling future, if we let loose a gas and oil fracking boom.
World June 07, 2014
Unwelcome comic timing for Abbott trip
Modi gets tough; gas price pressure; Jokowi team casts shadowy figures; more than a few blips in search for MH370.
World May 31, 2014
European austerity breeds far-right support
China snares deal for Russian gas; Thai coup won’t inspire Myanmar’s democracy; candidates in Indonesia get dirty; Guinea-Bissau shows how democracy is done.