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As China frets democratising Taiwan, will regional security gatecrash Oz election?

As China frets democratising Taiwan, will regional security gatecrash Oz election?

Michael SainsburyMay 20, 20162 Comments

Taiwan, the country that China still insists on calling an errant province, is causing headaches in Beijing.

Trade deal a flop for America, says US government agency

Trade deal a flop for America, says US government agency

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMay 19, 20166 Comments

A new analysis of the Trans Pacific Partnership by a US government agency reveals it will have virtually no benefits for the United States, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Defence deal is Singapore special fried pork

Defence deal is Singapore special fried pork

Michael SainsburyMay 10, 20161 Comment

Singapore is taking a risk in entering into a defence deal with a known US ally -- but China's influence is not what it used to be.

Packer comes a cropper in Asia, but he'll always have Barangaroo

Packer comes a cropper in Asia, but he'll always have Barangaroo

Michael SainsburyMay 9, 2016

Packer has finally had enough waiting around for a win in Asia. He has nothing much to prove to anyone any more.

Resettle asylum seekers on Norfolk Island? Didn't go so well last time

Resettle asylum seekers on Norfolk Island? Didn't go so well last time

Luke MillerMay 6, 20164 Comments

Norfolk Island was once considered "Hell in the Pacific", writes historian Luke Miller. Which sounds like a solution to the government's asylum seeker problem.

We need President Trump, to ignite a real and fiery revolution

We need President Trump, to ignite a real and fiery revolution

Helen RazerMay 5, 201613 Comments

Perhaps it is only when America sees itself in all its cartoonish ugliness that it can begin to reform itself.

Yet another budget where Australia pigheadedly misunderstands China

Yet another budget where Australia pigheadedly misunderstands China

Michael SainsburyMay 4, 20164 Comments

ScoMo has it wrong on China. But don't worry, Moz, almost all Aussie treasurers do.

Rundle: Cruz slithers back to his home planet

Rundle: Cruz slithers back to his home planet

Guy RundleMay 4, 201610 Comments

The passing of the Cruz campaign leaves more questions than answers.

The death trap that endangers hundreds of thousands of Aussies a year

The death trap that endangers hundreds of thousands of Aussies a year

Michael SainsburyMay 3, 20162 Comments

Don't drive in Thailand.

With the fall of the Green Zone, 'our' Iraq comes undone

With the fall of the Green Zone, 'our' Iraq comes undone

John MartinkusMay 3, 20161 Comment

There used to be a fiction of safety in Iraq, but with Australian and American troops gone, that fiction has crumbled too, writes foreign correspondent John Martinkus.