Alek Sigley's removal from North Korean detention is a happy ending, but what does the saga say about Australia's ability to extricate citizens?
Now our own federal election is done and dusted, let's look at how the outcomes of other elections around the world could affect Australia's interests.
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.
A man of limited success in his political career, Ambassador Joe Hockey has now found a role where he can use his strengths.
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?
Unlike other leaders, Malcolm Turnbull thought a diplomatic approach to Donald Trump would get results. Wrong.
New Ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey has a history of gaffes on international matters almost as good as on domestic matters.