world

middle east September 15, 2018

Bolton wages war on international court

Bolton warns of sanctions against ICC members, and challenges Palestinian Authority referral of Israel. Russia and Syria attack Idlib. Far-right gains in Sweden.

south and central asia September 15, 2018

Uygurs call for sanctions over mass internments

In Sydney’s west, the Uygur community has joined calls for Australia to sanction China over its internment of more than one million members of the Muslim minority.

asia pacific September 8, 2018

Nauru’s fraught Pacific relations exposed

As host of this week’s Pacific Islands Forum, Nauru faced uncomfortable questions about its compromised relationship with Australia and censure of its stance towards China.

asia pacific September 8, 2018

Trump snubs Asia-Pacific for parade

Trump no-show at Asian forums. Pacific unhappy with Australia over climate change. Xi Jinping increases African aid. Namibia rebuff s China.

asia pacific September 1, 2018

China reset now in Payne’s hands

Marise Payne to take up China reset. Julie Bishop's legacy. Myanmar ‘genocide’. McCain snub.

europe June 16, 2018

Trump trolls Trudeau after Quebec G7

Trump goes his own way on trade. Italy turns back refugees. Activists jailed in Hong Kong.

asia pacific June 16, 2018

Trump and Kim’s historic summit

This week’s smiling, hand-shaking pleasantries are a long way from earlier threats of ‘fire and fury’ and nuclear attacks. But did the Trump–Kim meeting in Singapore really broker long-term disarmament?

asia pacific June 16, 2018

Sereno joins fight against Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte’s sacking of Philippine Supreme Court chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has added a powerful voice to a growing coalition of opposition forces.

asia pacific June 9, 2018

Nauru’s new contempt laws

New contempt laws introduced by the Nauruan government threaten the judiciary, political opponents and freedom of speech – and are unlikely to meet with criticism from Australia.

europe June 8, 2018

Trump and Kim head to Singapore

US and North Korea ready for talks. Italy swings right. Islamists and secularists will face off in Indonesian poll.

europe June 2, 2018

New elections could see Italy drop euro

Italy elections repeat could see rightward swing. Chinese financial crisis forecast. Trump–Kim talks back on.