Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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World August 13, 2016

Al-Qaeda affiliates renounce jihadism

India’s bold GST; Japan’s succession; Thai Prince Duntroon links; Kim goes for gold

World August 06, 2016

Trump hands out no party favours

Suu Kyi offers olive branch to ethnic rebels; Wiranto appointment a baffling Joko twist; Rudd still a chance

News July 30, 2016

Q&A with international peacemaker José Ramos-Horta

At the forefront of Timor-Leste’s fight for independence, José Ramos-Horta remains an active figure in world politics. He shares his thoughts on Kevin Rudd, hypocrisy over maritime borders and making another bid for the Timorese presidency.

World July 30, 2016

Clinton v Trump campaign begins

Conciliatory Akihito to stand down; Tony Jones blunders on myth of ‘Croatian Six’; Always smile at a crocodile; Jokowi restores tough minister

World July 23, 2016

Nice terror, police killings fuel global right’s message of fear

Republicans drop ‘two-state’ solution; Erdoğan consolidates power after coup; envelope journalism by app.

World July 16, 2016

Hague rules against China’s ‘9-dash line’

Abe targets Japan’s pacifist constitution; North Korean anger over US missile base in South Korea; New British prime minister Theresa May.

World July 09, 2016

Chilcot Report drops bomb on Tony Blair and British Labour

Ruling on China’s maritime claims; Ramadan ends with suicide attacks; Hillary Clinton questioned by FBI; two women vying for Tory leadership.

World July 02, 2016

Stinging London looks for a Brexit strategy

Boris dancing?; Nukes subplot; Istanbul attack; Timor recruits US

World June 25, 2016

Anti-foreign sentiment simmering in Australia

China syndrome; Economic Modi-fication; Abbott brigade