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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 14, 2014
Obama not feeling the love of his usual allies
PNG's LNG debut; mines in spotlight; digging deep on Freeport deal.
World June 21, 2014
A polite meeting, but clearly not of the minds
Modi courts Japan; thinking local in Indonesia.
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.
Opinion May 31, 2014
China’s slow boil in the Pacific
“Is China the new post-Bismarckian Germany, a century on, challenging the dominant sea power of our age?”
World May 24, 2014
India looks to Modi to restore the economy
Two-horse race for president. King’s longevity holds the answer. Watching Korea. Transmission cut.
World May 17, 2014
Getting caught between the global superpowers
Malcolm Fraser's call to step back from US alliance a welcome prompt for rethinking our Pacific engagement
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.