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Damien Kingsbury

International affairs commentator

Damien Kingsbury — International affairs commentator

International affairs commentator

Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey, Syria on a knife edge

Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey, Syria on a knife edge

Upon shooting him, Karlov’s assassin cried: "Don’t forget Syria. Don’t forget Aleppo."

Islamic blasphemy trial threatens Indonesian democracy

Islamic blasphemy trial threatens Indonesian democracy

A finding of Ahok being guilty of blasphemy would quell the public protest, end his political career and be a travesty of justice.

Myanmar in arrested development, as Rohingya face 'ethnic cleansing'

Myanmar in arrested development, as Rohingya face 'ethnic cleansing'

Despite Aung San Suu Kyi's election win, little has changed in Myanmar. For many of the country's minority groups, the situation has only gotten worse.

States to watch on US election night

States to watch on US election night

Which states are the make or break for each candidate?

Trump or Clinton, we've entered a post-truth era, and policy debate is out the window

Trump or Clinton, we've entered a post-truth era, and policy debate is out the window

This US election has been pure political combat, with little to no discussion of actual policy.

Don't believe the hype -- Clinton still odds-on favourite for the White House

Don't believe the hype -- Clinton still odds-on favourite for the White House

Recent discussion about voter polling in the US presidential race has often been misleading.

FBI investigation means Trump could still come up ... on top

FBI investigation means Trump could still come up ... on top

The latest revelations that the FBI has reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails could spell disaster for her campaign.

Is Trump the hare or the tortoise?

Is Trump the hare or the tortoise?

Or could he be the presidential equivalent of Steven Bradbury?

Trump's chances of 'doing a Brexit' are slim, but extant

Trump's chances of 'doing a Brexit' are slim, but extant

By the numbers, a Donald Trump presidency would be a huge surprise at this point. But it wouldn't be the first time he'd shocked us.

Death of Thai King leaves fraught power vacuum

Death of Thai King leaves fraught power vacuum

Thai politics are a tinder box, and the death of the world's longest-reigning monarch just dropped a match in.