europe June 17, 2017
Britain joins US in socialist revival
Brexit talks begin; Trump not welcome in London, but Canberra keen; China’s online crackdown on arts news.
asia pacific May 27, 2017
Sharia in Aceh
The adoption of strict Islamic law in Indonesia’s semi-autonomous Aceh province has delivered brutal public canings to punish the selling of alcohol, unwed couples spending time alone together and homosexuality.
middle east May 6, 2017
Trump plays low-key for Turnbull visit
Macron favourite in French poll; Hamas gets new charter; Visa changes upset India, NZ.
middle east April 29, 2017
Donald Trump’s grandiose Mexico promise hits a wall
China calls for US restraint; Macron and Le Pen into election second round; Turnbull committed on Afghanistan.
europe April 22, 2017
France prepares to put Le Pen to paper
France goes to the polls; Baswedan elected Jakarta governor; Korean missile fails.
middle east April 15, 2017
Seoul searching as Trump, Kim face off
US and North Korea face off; Reaction to Syria’s chemical attack; Australia helps Japan with new spy agency: Novel ideas on Chinese diplomacy.
middle east April 8, 2017
Putin’s allies dispute Syria link to St Petersburg bomber
Bashar al-Assad denies responsibility for chemical attack; Xi Jinping visiting Mar-a-Lago; Donald Trump diplomacy.