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Merkel consider her options after meeting with Trump on May 26, 2017, in Italy. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Trump to Europe: You’re on your own

For more than seven decades, US presidents have encouraged peace in Europe. Trump seems eager to toss that legacy aside. Here's what is at stake.
On June 1, 2017, Donald Trump announced that the United States is leaving the Paris climate accord. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

The end of America’s global leadership?

American presidents have spent a great deal of time proclaiming US leadership of the global system. The decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement undermines much of what they have said.
Malcolm Turnbull visits the memorial at the Resolute Support Mission HQ Kabul, Afghanistan. 40 Australians have so far been killed in the long-running conflict. AAP/pool

We should not commit combat troops to the Afghanistan conflict – here’s why

Given the number of deaths and casualties in the long-running conflict, Australia needs to think carefully before committing more soldiers to a role that goes beyond training and support.
Director James Comey makes it official: The FBI is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Russia, an alleged coup and Montenegro’s bid for NATO membership

Russian interference in the U.S. election is part of a bigger pattern, according to a former ambassador from Montenegro to NATO.
Two Canadian soldiers during a 2011 NATO exercise in Ukraine. U.S. Army Europe/Flickr

‘Warrior nation’ or ‘peacekeeper’: Canada’s dilemmas

Over its history Canada has built itself through war and the memory of its wars. The country's recent military interventions are part of a struggle to define what the country stands for.
South Africa’s opinion of its role in Africa is at odds with perceptions on the continent. Shutterstock

It’s time South Africa tuned into Africa’s views about its role on the continent

South Africa considers itself to be playing a key role in promoting the 'African Agenda' in continental and world affairs. But perceptions in the rest of Africa tell a different story.

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