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Damien Kingsbury — International affairs commentator

Damien Kingsbury

International affairs commentator

International affairs commentator

With no money, no running mate and few friends, Trump lumbers on

With no money, no running mate and few friends, Trump lumbers on

Prominent Republicans are running from their presidential nominee, as the Republican National Committee pulls his funding. But he is undeterred.

Russia is winning the Syrian war

Russia is winning the Syrian war

The US is unlikely to engage in direct intervention, at least for several months, for three reasons.

We are losing the three-pronged war in Iraq and Syria

We are losing the three-pronged war in Iraq and Syria

A coalition of diverse forces will work to oust ISIS from Mosul. But that's not the end of the story.

How many refugees should Australia take every year?

How many refugees should Australia take every year?

Malcolm Turnbull has increased the number of refugees to 18,750, but that is a much lower number than we can comfortably support.

East Timor, 17 years on: a troubled past, a fragile future

East Timor, 17 years on: a troubled past, a fragile future

Although East Timor is doing much better than it was, it is still very fragile. And the Timor Sea dispute could undo much of the progress that has been made.

Crikey Clarifier: what is ISIS (or ISIL) and what will it do to the Middle East?

Crikey Clarifier: what is ISIS (or ISIL) and what will it do to the Middle East?

The United States faces quite the dilemma in Iraq: either intervene and become embroiled in another Iraq war, or throw support behind Syria's brutal regime.

Thailand's 'roadmap to democracy' filled with detours and potholes

Thailand's 'roadmap to democracy' filled with detours and potholes

Thailand has promised that it will return to some semblance of democracy -- in 15 months' time. Is the "roadmap to democracy" just a ploy?

Nothing to see here: Thai army cracks down on international media

Nothing to see here: Thai army cracks down on international media

Just a handful of hacks are holding up the bar at Bangkok's foreign press club as the junta cracks down on international broadcast media and calls in local journalists for questioning

Indonesia's 'Obama' chooses Biden-like experience in running mate

Indonesia's 'Obama' chooses Biden-like experience in running mate

While Indonesian presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has been touted as Indonesia's "Obama", his choice of running mate will bring age and experience to the team.

Broken politics, martial law and another coup in Thailand?

Broken politics, martial law and another coup in Thailand?

Protesters want Thailand's interim government to step down and an increased role for the monarchy. The interim government says it will do no such thing and is calling for new elections. And things are coming to a head.