asia pacific

asia pacific

africa August 12, 2017

Trump threatens ‘fire and fury’ against North Korea

US cautious on Marawi action; Sara Netanyahu facing indictment for misusing funds.

asia pacific August 5, 2017

John Kelly moves to White House chief of staff

Talisman Sabre and US strategy; new head of defence; Boris Johnson addresses Lowy Institute dinner.

africa July 22, 2017

Intel report nothing to write Home about

Political turmoil in Brazil and South Africa; Vale Liu Xiaobo; Extra voters in PNG poll.

asia pacific July 28, 2017

Xi Jinping moves against rival

Timor poll results; Indian editor quits over Adani.

europe July 15, 2017

The father, the son and the Hillary ghost

Putin masterful at G20; Russian hacking stops cybersecurity talks with US; PNG election monitors quit.

middle east July 8, 2017

North Korea’s missile tests expand horizons

North Korea’s missile tests; Iraq and Syria after Daesh; Obama in Indonesia; Malaysian fraud case.

middle east July 1, 2017

Saudi ultimatum for Qatar has echoes of war

Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong on 20th anniversary. Brandis and Dutton push 'Five Eyes' on encryption. Australian Defence secretary candidates.

middle east June 24, 2017

Duterte wants Daesh out by Ramadan’s end

Kurds could fight for Iraqi homeland; US hawks eye Iran forces in Syria; PNG elections begin

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 20, 2017

Widespread dismay at Trump intelligence

Donald Trump’s “Russian Thing”, Syria’s “de-escalation zones”, China’s One Belt One Road initiative, North Korea and the WannaCry ransomware attack