asia pacific

asia pacific

middle east December 15, 2018

Conservatives vote for Theresa May to remain

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou bailed in Canada; Donald Trump’s lawyer jailed.

europe December 8, 2018

May’s flesh wound

Theresa May suffers defeats on Brexit. Trump backs down when facing Xi Jinping at G20. Trump’s former lawyer pleads guilty. Philippine journalist charged with tax fraud.

asia pacific November 17, 2018

Morrison, China and the Pacific

Scott Morrison and Xi Jinping take on international diplomacy in the Pacific. Beijing boosting regional security, not military. South-west Pacific in political turmoil. ‘Soft power’ review under way as case made for Radio Australia’s return.

middle east November 24, 2018

China and US talks hit a snag at APEC

US and China clash at APEC ahead of G20. Trump won't pursue Mohammed bin Salman. Theresa May’s next Brexit deadline.

middle east November 10, 2018

The vaunting of the Hill house

President Trump on the attack after mixed US midterms. Asia shows its working around Trump's US economically as the region prepares for key summits. Sanction waivers make Iran oil ban toothless. Xi Jinping attracting domestic criticism.

middle east November 3, 2018

The human cost of Trump’s rhetoric

Trump stays on message for midterms. Right-wing gains in Brazil and Germany. Constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka. Independence vote for New Caledonia. The debate over refusing China in our 5G network.

middle east October 27, 2018

Trump returns to the nuclear barricades

Democrats targeted with pipe bombs; Erdoğan applies heat to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; Widodo treads gently with Saudis.

asia pacific October 27, 2018

Asylum seekers homeless in Indonesia

With few people-smuggling boats in operation, asylum seekers in Indonesia now face living on the streets as detention centres close their doors following Australia’s funding cuts, in what appears to be the latest deterrence strategy.

asia pacific October 20, 2018

China lashes out as HK club oversteps ‘red line’

Morrison’s embassy misstep; aftermath of Khashoggi murder; PNG’s APEC spending.

asia pacific October 13, 2018

Dennis Richardson: keeper of Canberra’s secrets

Dennis Richardson was chief of ASIO and ambassador to Washington before heading the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and then Defence. Here, he talks about China, Trump and Australia’s foreign policy.

asia pacific October 13, 2018

Pence drops bomb on China’s US influence

Pence adds to pressure on China, Brazil’s Duterte, Timor-Leste’s LNG pipedream.