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It’s time to pay attention to Russia’s rising power in the Pacfic

It’s time to pay attention to Russia’s rising power in the Pacfic

Five years after Tony Abbott threatened to "shirtfront" Putin, Australia needs to put Russia back on its radar.

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.

What are Morrison’s chances of reconciling with China?

What are Morrison’s chances of reconciling with China?

Scott Morrison is quietly continuing Malcolm Turnbull's attempts to mend relations with the wannabe regional hegemon, but he has his work cut out for him.

Ciobo is repeating Dastyari’s error on China — why hasn’t he been sacked?

Ciobo is repeating Dastyari’s error on China — why hasn’t he been sacked?

Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has echoed Sam Dastyari's parroting of the Beijing line on the South China Sea. Whereas Dastyari was a "traitor", nothing has happened to Ciobo.

Turnbull’s allegiance to the US creates regional tension with China

Turnbull’s allegiance to the US creates regional tension with China

Between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, the whole region is on edge.

Crikey Worm: MPs break ranks over live exports ban

Crikey Worm: MPs break ranks over live exports ban

Good morning, early birds. Both Coalition and Labor MPs break ranks to support a ban on live exports. Plus, Australian and Chinese warships have a "robust" exchange in the South China Sea. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

Crikey Worm: tortuous path to the bank royal commission

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has finally buckled on his opposition to a banking royal commission, but at what cost? And Sam Dastyari has been saved (for now) by factional politics. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Sensible but firm: Turnbull finally takes stand against Chinese aggression

Sensible but firm: Turnbull finally takes stand against Chinese aggression

In fact, he actually took the fight to China, in terms of regional security, while rightly noting that Australia does not have to “choose” between China and the United States.

Psst, don’t look now, but Islamic fundamentalism is taking hold on our doorstep

Psst, don’t look now, but Islamic fundamentalism is taking hold on our doorstep

Australia's northern neighbours are in various states of turmoil, it seems. And this has many watchers of the Asia-Pacific spooked.

Keating says China financial interest claims ‘barking up the wrong tree’

Keating says China financial interest claims ‘barking up the wrong tree’

The former PM has criticised his party for effectively outsourcing decision-making to the navy.