Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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news December 17, 2016

Putin pal Tillerson to steer foreign policy

Last bastion falls; Donor cabals; Trump credit chaos; Erdoğan angles; ABC pulls Pacific short-wave plug

news December 10, 2016

China hawks in Donald Trump team behind Taiwan call

Taiwan trade risk; NZ friendlier for seasonal workers from Pacific Islands; Italy’s PM resigns.

news December 03, 2016

Europe elections may follow Brexit–Trump trend

South Korea’s Park offers to fall on her sword; China eyes change; James Curran forecasts less united states.

news November 26, 2016

APEC awaits Donald Trump’s plans for trade pacts

President-elect chooses candidates for key posts; vale Des Ball.

news November 19, 2016

Shinzō Abe tries to get a read on US-Japan alliance

Third arrow misfire; Vlad-handing; LDP bloodline flows Down Under; Trump’s Razzie.

news November 12, 2016

Donald Trump rides the end of the American Dream

Asia surprised at Trump win; ANZUS as usual.

news November 05, 2016

US faces increase of white patriot games following Bundy acquittal

Asia-Pacific chaos; upping the ante for American allies.

news October 29, 2016

Duterte words offend West’s commentariat

Royal Thais in bind; African nations quit Hague crime court

news October 22, 2016

China arrests threaten Packer’s Barangaroo

What happens to Mosul after Daesh?; Hillary Clinton plays Donald Trump in final debate; Julian Assange’s internet outage.