middle east

middle east

middle east February 17, 2018

Continuing wars within wars in Syria

Benjamin Netanyahu facing corruption claims; North Korea in Winter Olympics charm offensive; Harry Harris the new ambassador to Australia.

middle east February 3, 2018

Turkey moves to push back Kurds in Syria

Trump and the FBI memo. Berlusconi possible kingmaker. Germany close to coalition decision.

africa December 23, 2017

President Trump: A year in the strife

Trump's tax bill. Ramaphosa elected ANC leader. Capital punishment abounds.

middle east January 27, 2018

Trump’s second year commences with chaos

Winter Olympics freeze North Korea tensions. TPP back on.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

middle east September 23, 2017

Far-right surge may spell end for Merkel

Jacinda Ardern gets Labour closer in NZ. Kurds seeking state. Aung San Suu Kyi evasive on Rohingya.