Menu
Scroll to top

World

Venezuelan coup draws battlelines around the world

Venezuelan coup draws battlelines around the world

Previously, this coup would have been nothing more than the straightforward exercise of power in the US backyard. But we live in interesting times...

The first fast-food president

The first fast-food president

A photo of congealing fast food dished up stone cold may not do anything to Trump, but it sure symbolises where his presidency is at.

China outrages West by doing the same commercial spying we do

China outrages West by doing the same commercial spying we do

Lurid reports of Chinese hacking omit that we engage in exactly the same — and occasionally worse — cyber-espionage.

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.