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

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World March 20, 2021

PNG on the brink of Covid-19 catastrophe

Australia will urgently deliver 8000 doses of vaccine. PNG to enter a four-week national isolation from Monday. Flights from Port Moresby to Cairns have been suspended.

World March 13, 2021

China amps up crackdown on Hong Kong democracy

National People’s Congress passes change to electoral laws. Joe Biden to hold first key leaders’ meeting as US president.

World March 06, 2021

Isolation breach forces another lockdown for NZ

China malware theory on Mumbai blackout. Myanmar security forces continue violent crackdown. More charges for Aung San Suu Kyi as she appears in court via video link.

World February 27, 2021

China confronted over treatment of Uygurs

Covid-19 cases are rising in PNG with quarantine staff stretched. Daily rallies continue in Myanmar despite crackdown. Israel criticised for its failure to vaccinate Palestinians.

World February 20, 2021

Acquitted Trump attacks divided Republicans

New Zealand travel bubble with Australia suspended after outbreak of UK variant. Indian activists arrested over farmers’ protest. WHO plan to vaccinate poorer nations.

World February 13, 2021

Micronesian states quit Pacific forum over new leader

Ballot ignored regions’ agreement to rotate role. Chinese dam proposal in Tibet adds to India tension. Detained Australian journalist Cheng Lei alleged to have supplied state secrets overseas.

World February 06, 2021

Military coup ends Myanmar’s transition to democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest. The army leader acts after claiming widespread voter fraud. Joe Biden threatens to reinstate sanctions.

World January 30, 2021

Australian hearings begin for former principal

Xi Jinping warns on meddling in internal affairs. PNG governor backing local Chinese fishery plant. Thousands flee rebel violence in Central African Republic.

World January 23, 2021

Putin rival lands back in Moscow and back in jail

Alexei Navalny urges Russians to protest this weekend. New US president ready to work with allies on China. Indonesia opts for youth appeal on Covid-19 vaccinations.

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