north america

north america

middle east April 21, 2018

Syria and Russia dig in over chemical attacks

James Comey on press tour; Trump still pulling punches with Moscow; Israel–Iran hostilities deepen.

north america April 21, 2018

Comey, Trump and the Hillary emails

Despised by Trump supporters for one reason, and Clinton supporters for another, sacked FBI director James Comey is a critic of America’s ‘moral error’.

europe March 31, 2018

Russian diplomats expelled around globe

Julie Bishop hauls in Russian ambassador Grigory Logvinov; students take anti-gun protest to Washington; US national security adviser replaced.

europe April 14, 2018

Trump warns of action against ‘Animal Assad’

FBI raid on Trump lawyer; Malaysian elections; Espiritu Santo wharf proposal.

asia pacific March 17, 2018

Trump and Kim the madmen across the water

Trump brinkmanship on North Korea. No term limit for Xi Jinping. Shinzō Abe in trouble.

asia pacific March 17, 2018

Cambridge Analytica trades in people’s fears

Cambridge Analytica in Australia. Trump fires up. Poison case gets Boris Johnson treatment. Menadue scolds Dutton over South Africa comments.

europe March 10, 2018

Duterte to miss ASEAN summit in Sydney

Australia and Timor-Leste finally sign treaty; Italy’s poll results.

asia pacific February 24, 2018

Feeling the pressure of China’s global embrace

The Beijing model and Australia’s response. Russian trolls charged. Lesson on wage growth and corporate tax from Japan.

north america February 24, 2018

US students push for gun control

Amid the grim routine of high-school shootings in the United States, the latest is different in one key way: it has sparked a wave of student activism.

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.

africa February 10, 2018

Trump’s FBI claims aided by Russian bots

US and Russia developing new short-range nuclear weapons. Democracy wobbles in Africa. Timor-Leste and Australia close to treaty. Theresa May in trouble a year out from Brexit.