asia pacific

asia pacific

middle east December 9, 2017

Trump’s shopping list of provocations

Mike Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI; Yemeni leader killed; the Chinese spy scare.

europe December 2, 2017

Kim’s missile testing back in world’s sights

North Korea explores bitcoin investment; defence white paper.

africa November 18, 2017

Trump gladhanded then worked around

Mugabe under house protection. Exaggerating Australia's military successes. Australian navy in Red Sea. Ireland debates remaining in EU.

africa November 25, 2017

Trump returns North Korea to terror list

No government yet for Germany. Mugabe quits. US against Australian scientist's involvement in nuclear weapons program.

middle east November 11, 2017

Princes in the tower: Saudi house arrests

Trump tours Asia as tax bill hits at home. British sex scandal could derail Brexit.

europe November 4, 2017

China ready to take advantage of Trump

Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos charged. Europe swinging to the right.

asia pacific October 28, 2017

China welcomes era of Xi Jinping

Election win for Shinzō Abe. Thai king farewelled. Still no government comment on ICAN's Nobel peace prize.

middle east October 21, 2017

Is Xi the new Mao or China’s Brezhnev?

Another term likely for hawkish Shinzō Abe. Trump puts Iran deal in hands of congress. Jacinda Ardern becomes NZ's prime minister. Tsar Nicholas scandal shows Putin loyalty.

middle east October 14, 2017

Despite Trump, Iran nuclear deal working

Possible Yemen role for RAN. 4-star ambassador for Australia.

europe October 7, 2017

Commander-in-chaff Trump’s wayward messages

Trump's wayward messages on Puerto Rico and North Korea. Catalan protests growing. UN committee rejects West Papua petition.

middle east September 30, 2017

United States hoist by its own dotard

Shinzō Abe seeks military mandate. Australia’s support for Iran deal. Germany’s far-right party splits.