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 March 10, 2018

The battle for Marawi

As terrorism and politics collide in the southern Philippines city of Marawi, evacuees go hungry while new battlelines are drawn.

europe March 3, 2018

Berlusconi plying playbook of anti-immigration

Germany still dealing on coalition. Macron in trouble. Brexit chaos grows.

middle east January 27, 2018

Trump’s second year commences with chaos

Winter Olympics freeze North Korea tensions. TPP back on.

africa December 23, 2017

President Trump: A year in the strife

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

south and central asia December 16, 2017

Nuance needed with China

Problems with One Belt One Road. Democrat wins Alabama senate seat. Australian silence on Nobel Peace Prize.

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.

north america December 2, 2017

Donald Trump and the nuclear codes

A congressional hearing into Donald Trump’s authority to launch a nuclear strike brings into focus the grim prospect of atomic warfare and recollections of a time when America stopped worrying and learnt to love the bomb.