France prepares to put Le Pen to paper

Hamish McDonald
France goes to the polls; Baswedan elected Jakarta governor; Korean missile fails.

Seoul searching as Trump, Kim face off

Hamish McDonald
US and North Korea face off; Reaction to Syria’s chemical attack; Australia helps Japan with new spy agency: Novel ideas on Chinese diplomacy.

Mosul after Daesh

Lauren Williams
With the huge rise in civilian casualties, the focus will quickly turn to restoring the locals’ trust in their government as the Iraqi army and US-led coalition forces drive Daesh from Mosul.

Putin’s allies dispute Syria link to St Petersburg bomber

Hamish McDonald
Bashar al-Assad denies responsibility for chemical attack; Xi Jinping visiting Mar-a-Lago; Donald Trump diplomacy.

Malcolm Turnbull pulls China treaty ratification

Hamish McDonald
Arabs paying price for US bungling; Hamas changes policy; Britain begins exit from European Union.

The everyday tools of the modern terrorist

Hamish McDonald
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Australia; Rex Tillerson in Asia; FBI denies wire-tapping Trump Tower.

Turkish cleric Gülen's Australian supporters fear reprisals

Hamish McDonald
Fethullah Gülen has become enemy No. 1 of President Erdoğan of Turkey, leaving the US-based Muslim cleric’s supporters, including those in Australia, fearful for their livelihoods and freedom.

Roles reverse as US turbulence continues

Hamish McDonald
Asia-Pacific hotbed; Dutch elections.

Dutch election likely to deliver instability

Hamish McDonald
Europe shaky as elections loom; Washington's Kremlingate grows; North Korean missile message.

Weighing the priorities of homeland security

Karen Middleton
As the PM and foreign minister attempt to smooth relations with Indonesia, calls increase for a consolidated approach to national security.

Trump says opponents behind hate crimes

Hamish McDonald
Putin's presdiential rivals brave; Saudi's King Salman visits Indonesia; Geert Wilders' mixed ancestry

New security adviser pro ‘hearts and minds’

Hamish McDonald
Russian ties to US property deals; Benjamin Netanyahu's Australian visit

Flynn out as Russian connections linger

Hamish McDonald
Kim Jong-un’s brother murdered; Jokowi’s hopes for Jakarta governor; Lú-Olo poised in Timor-Leste

Environmental concerns for Timor-Leste cement project

James Norman
While plans to build a major cement project in Timor-Leste have brought the welcome promise of jobs for local people, the environmental and social costs could be catastrophic.

‘Beautiful new planes’ for US armed forces

Hamish McDonald
Netanyahu plans to visit Australia; IMF damns PNG; Jakarta test in gubernatorial elections

Turnbull stays shtum as Trump message changes

Hamish McDonald
Bannon fodder; Fanning flames of anti-Muslim views; Wall Street falters

Trump’s presidency begins with a bang not a whimper

Hamish McDonald
Focus on US marines in Darwin; testing times ahead; Brexit tensions.

The legal case against US president Donald Trump

Martin McKenzie-Murray
Donald Trump assumes the US presidency with emolument proceedings filed against him and investigations under way by up to six state agencies.

Peace more polarised as terror takes reins

Hamish McDonald
Unholy conflict; China warning shot; Ahok judgement; Euro loses currency

Putin pal Tillerson to steer foreign policy

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

China hawks in Donald Trump team behind Taiwan call

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

Europe elections may follow Brexit–Trump trend

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

APEC awaits Donald Trump’s plans for trade pacts

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

How fake news online skewed the US election

Mike Seccombe
As calls intensify for a recount in key states, the impact on the American election of post-truth ‘news’ is becoming clearer.

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

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