George Brandis's public begging to keep his job degrades the diplomatic corps and embarrasses Australia — but did it breach the code of conduct public servants must adhere to?
Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to Australia, AB Culvahouse, could be worse: a veteran Republican lawyer, he might not know a lot about Australia, but he has national security experience.
North and South Korea will sit down to discuss participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics amid some of the highest tensions in recent memory. But will the gesture be enough?
While most leaders visibly shudder through their interactions with Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deftly kept him onside
Unlike other leaders, Malcolm Turnbull thought a diplomatic approach to Donald Trump would get results. Wrong.
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The UN's annual climate summit will soon wrap up, and the Australian delegation is under fire for not taking negotiations seriously, blocking progress, wearing T-shirts to officials talks, and giggling. Crikey reports from Poland.
Tony Abbott has vacillated between tone-deaf and patronising in his relationships with our near neighbours so far, writes retired diplomat and political commentator Bruce Haigh.