world

europe June 23, 2018

Trump keeps families together – in custody

Trump relents on family separations. Merkel under pressure over asylum seekers. Rhetoric heats up for US–China trade war.

europe June 16, 2018

Trump trolls Trudeau after Quebec G7

Trump goes his own way on trade. Italy turns back refugees. Activists jailed in Hong Kong.

asia pacific June 16, 2018

Sereno joins fight against Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte’s sacking of Philippine Supreme Court chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has added a powerful voice to a growing coalition of opposition forces.

asia pacific June 16, 2018

Trump and Kim’s historic summit

This week’s smiling, hand-shaking pleasantries are a long way from earlier threats of ‘fire and fury’ and nuclear attacks. But did the Trump–Kim meeting in Singapore really broker long-term disarmament?

asia pacific June 9, 2018

Nauru’s new contempt laws

New contempt laws introduced by the Nauruan government threaten the judiciary, political opponents and freedom of speech – and are unlikely to meet with criticism from Australia.

europe June 8, 2018

Trump and Kim head to Singapore

US and North Korea ready for talks. Italy swings right. Islamists and secularists will face off in Indonesian poll.

europe June 2, 2018

New elections could see Italy drop euro

Italy elections repeat could see rightward swing. Chinese financial crisis forecast. Trump–Kim talks back on.

europe May 26, 2018

Hastie drops bombshell on China relations

Australian MP alleges FBI suspect. Italy prepares for far-right/far-left coalition government. Najib Razak investigated.

asia pacific May 26, 2018

Diplomacy à la Kim Jong-un

While some may see Kim Jong-un as ill equipped to broker deals on the world stage, nothing could be further from the truth.

middle east May 19, 2018

Gaza killings as Trump moves embassy

US embassy moves to Jerusalem. Family bombers in Java. Anwar Ibrahim released.

middle east May 12, 2018

Trump’s Iran pact pullout snubs Europe

US to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Trump believes Iran decision will impress North Korea. Mahathir sweeps back into power in Malaysia.