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Forget the US: how Mexico responded to the 'migrant caravan'

Forget the US: how Mexico responded to the 'migrant caravan'

Contrasts in how migrants were received in different parts of Mexico reflect the current international crisis of border control.

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

More tariffer than thou: protectionists wage holy war on each other

What makes a protectionist? Willingness to waste money, or true faith in the power of trade barriers?

Government's contempt for a free press on display with Assange

Government's contempt for a free press on display with Assange

The Australian government continues to do and say nothing on Assange, but this is just one of many ongoing attacks on press freedom.

Why losing the House could actually help Trump in 2020

Why losing the House could actually help Trump in 2020

If the Democrats go into the 2020 elections complaining about the conduct of the 2016 elections, they don't stand a chance against Trump's populist appeal.

Blue wave or big victory? How the media covered the midterms.

Blue wave or big victory? How the media covered the midterms.

The results have been used as evidence of America's "cold civil war", with either side able to interpret them as they wish. To an extent, that division has been imported to Australia.

US midterms confirm America is deeply (and dangerously) divided

US midterms confirm America is deeply (and dangerously) divided

Though the Democrats seized the House, the results suggest Donald Trump's populist movement retains much of its potency.

When a majority ain't a majority: the rocky road ahead for US Democrats

When a majority ain't a majority: the rocky road ahead for US Democrats

It's good news overall for the Democrats, but the thorny issue of intra-party conflict remains a pressing concern.

Six things to know about 'AB' Culvahouse, Trump's man in Canberra

Six things to know about 'AB' Culvahouse, Trump's man in Canberra

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.

An election analyst's guide to the US midterms

An election analyst's guide to the US midterms

These may be the most newsworthy midterms in recent memory. Here's everything you need to know.

This global wave of fascism was decades in the making

This global wave of fascism was decades in the making

The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil has marked a new stage in recent years' rock-slide towards fascism.