Widespread dismay at Trump intelligence

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

FBI probe lands its director in firing line

Hamish McDonald
Security agencies get $321 million budget boost; Just the start for Macron; Jakarta governor jailed for two years.

Trump plays low-key for Turnbull visit

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Macron favourite in French poll; Hamas gets new charter; Visa changes upset India, NZ.

Donald Trump’s grandiose Mexico promise hits a wall

Hamish McDonald
China calls for US restraint; Macron and Le Pen into election second round; Turnbull committed on Afghanistan.

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

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

Putin’s allies dispute Syria link to St Petersburg bomber

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

Malcolm Turnbull pulls China treaty ratification

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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.

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

Flynn out as Russian connections linger

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

‘Beautiful new planes’ for US armed forces

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

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.

Trump’s presidency begins with a bang not a whimper

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

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.

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.

Donald Trump rides the end of the American Dream

Hamish McDonald
Asia surprised at Trump win; ANZUS as usual.

US faces increase of white patriot games following Bundy acquittal

Hamish McDonald
Asia-Pacific chaos; upping the ante for American allies.

Duterte words offend West’s commentariat

Hamish McDonald
Royal Thais in bind; African nations quit Hague crime court

US hangs up on Russia over Aleppo bombing

Hamish McDonald
Trump and Clinton recruit former CIA chiefs; Insiders vie to be Jakarta’s governor; Referendum blues in Hungary and Colombia

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