Three urgent issues at the interplay of foreign and domestic affairs will be of strategic long-term importance to South Africa and Africa.
In the wash-up of the G20 meetings, it seems China has come away with the better deal – at least for now.
We may be on the cusp of a full-blow trade war that could reconfigure globalisation.
Argentina has been grappling with currency flight and an economy sinking deeper into recession, not to mention the worst drought in decades.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
The G20's power comes from its members, but also vital is its informal structure and close working relationship with other international organisations.
Frydenberg reiterates that the Liberal party is still a "broad church" and says he isn't concerned about other MPs like Craig Kelly following Banks' suit.
At a time when the rules-based trading system is being shredded and the Paris Agreement risks unravelling, it is vital that the G20 meeting between the two superpowers is a constructive one.
All talk, no action? The G20 turns out to be a surprisingly productive international exercise.
The Liberals this week are shell-shocked and unnerved after the Victorian rout and both the fact and implications of Banks' desertion.
Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.
Climate policy is clearly a threat to the job security of Australian prime ministers, but it could upend our international diplomacy as well, with a string of key summits looming in coming months.
South Africa will be well advised to start preparing itself for an International Monetary Fund programme as the country faces a deepening economic crisis.
The promise of BRICS was that it would usher in a new approach to development. But after meeting annually for the last nine years there's no sign that the old order has been challenged.
Black Blocs sprung from an anarchist movement in western Germany. Anti-capitalism and anti-government, the original Black Blocs marched against nuclear energy and neo-Nazis.
African governments are open to military aid from the West. However, Germany’s recent remarks about the transfer of weapons to countries battling militants, needs to be approached with caution.
Against the backdrop of the G20, Russia and the US have made a deal over Syria. But it's Putin who holds the winning hand.
Tariffs have been falling in recent years but countries are imposing other barriers to trade, affecting Australian consumers and businesses.
Merkel’s popularity at home and on the global stage continues to grow as she runs for a fourth term as chancellor.
While some countries were taking a major step toward the elimination of nuclear weapons, the US and its allies were focusing on ineffective, counter-productive sanctions against North Korea.