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South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

With China renewing its commitment to territorial claims, and reactionaries like Donald Trump at the helm, the long-running South China Sea dispute could turn south very quickly.

Building Jerusalem a shambolic job in Wentworth’s green and pleasant land

Building Jerusalem a shambolic job in Wentworth’s green and pleasant land

The government's decision to try to appeal to Jewish voters by abandoning long-standing bipartisan policy on Jerusalem was cobbled together with no input from the Department of Foreign Affairs, which was left out of the loop by its own minister.

Trump may really be an agent of Putin, Australia must act accordingly

Trump may really be an agent of Putin, Australia must act accordingly

Donald Trump's behaviour at his summit with Vladimir Putin raises the possibility the Russians really do have something on the president, and he will pursue Russia's interests, not those of the West.

What holds more sway: a poll or Andrew Bolt’s opinion?

What holds more sway: a poll or Andrew Bolt’s opinion?

Crikey readers respond to our analysis of opinion polling and Turnbull's mess with China and the US.

The Year of The Dog follows a dog of a year between Australia and China

The Year of The Dog follows a dog of a year between Australia and China

It's the Lunar New Year, and hopefully a time for a fresh start for gradually darkening Australia China relations.

White paper exposes the failure of Australia’s foreign policy

White paper exposes the failure of Australia’s foreign policy

The recently released foreign policy white paper is an unusual mix of diagnostic science and conservative reluctance to name the diagnosis.

Foreign policy white paper sure to enrage China lobby

Foreign policy white paper sure to enrage China lobby

Despite the wrath of the China lobby, the government has dealt competently with China's growing militarism and attempts to interfere in the region, including Australia.

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

Another day, another WikiLeaks beat up. Guy Rundle dissects the latest headline which cried conspiracy.

If we can’t rely on the US (and Trump), what then?

If we can’t rely on the US (and Trump), what then?

Australians policymakers need to begin thinking through the implications of the Trump presidency: what if we can no longer rely on the United States for our security?

If Trump comes a-knockin’, will we be able to tell him ‘no’?

If Trump comes a-knockin’, will we be able to tell him ‘no’?

We should have a very clear and unromantic view of what we conceive to be the "national interest", writes former diplomat and law academic Andrew Farran.