Jonathan Pearlman
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor and the editor of Australian Foreign Affairs.

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World October 19, 2019

Russia backs Kurds as Erdoğan attacks

US withdrawal from Syria sees Russia and Assad supporting Kurds against Turkey. Peter O’Neill facing arrest in PNG. Setbacks for nationalists in Eastern European elections. China’s power play with NBA.

World October 12, 2019

No end in sight for Hong Kong rebels

What’s at the heart of Hong Kong’s discontent, the protesters on the ground and the prospect of a military crackdown.

World October 05, 2019

Hong Kong chaos eclipses China celebrations

Australia’s link to Trump inquiry. Protests continue in Indonesia. Beijing celebrations overshadowed by Hong Kong protest shooting. Mohammed bin Salman on Khashoggi murder PR offensive.

World September 28, 2019

Thunberg thunders at climate summit

Donald Trump impeachment inquiry. Indonesia’s new criminal code. Conditions in Haiti deteriorate. Greta Thunberg at United Nations Climate Action Summit.

World September 21, 2019

Israel deadlock sees Bibi set for bye-byes

Second poll unlikely to save Benjamin Netanyahu. Donald Trump’s mixed approach on Iran. The Solomons switches allegiance to China. New IRA looking to add recruits with bomb plots.

World September 14, 2019

Boris grabs Brexit bull by the horns

Donald Trump cancels Taliban summit at Camp David. New Zealand TV’s plans to broadcast into Pacific. Boris Johnson’s options ahead of Brexit deadline. India’s attempted lunar landing.

World September 07, 2019

West Papua protest violence escalates

Carrie Lam withdraws Hong Kong extradition bill. Pro-independence protests in West Papua. Boris Johnson loses parliamentary majority. War crimes in Yemen.

World August 31, 2019

Macron’s G7 bid to ease US, Iran tensions

Emmanuel Macron plays mediator over Iran at G7. Indonesia’s capital to move from Jakarta. Australian citizen Yang Hengjun charged with espionage. The Amazon in flames.

World August 24, 2019

Bombing kills 63 at Afghan wedding

Australia commits troops to Strait of Hormuz. Pacific leaders angered by Morrison’s climate inaction. Hong Kong protests questioned by city’s billionaires. Bombings in Afghanistan as US plans withdrawal.

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