Obama managed to build stronger rapport with many countries in Southeast Asia,but lacked foreign policy initiatives. China neatly plugged that gap.
Guerrilla tactics are hampering the advance into Iraq's northern capital.
A philosopher argues that Trumpism may have vulgarized electoral politics, but he has also unwittingly illuminated brilliantly one of America's greatest accomplishments: a civil democracy
Violence, poverty and oppression in Honduras are causing thousands to flee to the US. Will the next president own the role of US foreign policy in creating these problems?
With a $1 trillion modernisation programme signed off and atomic scientists deeply worried about the future, American policy on nuclear weapons is pretty much business as usual.
Wars in Chechnya and Iraq affected the stories American and Russian leaders tell about their place in the world.
The US presidential debates have been largely silent on climate, but it wasn't always the case.
President Obama has set aside more water and land than any president in history. But he didn't invent unilateral presidential powers.
Finding a way to reduce inequality is key not only to solving a host of other problems but also to rescuing America's fast-disappearing middle class.
Despite growing concerns about possible declining American power and influence, the US still dominates the region upon which Australia has increasingly come to depend.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been endorsed by an army of celebrity supporters.
Whoever wins the keys to the White House in November, it is far from guaranteed that Barack Obama's detente with the Cubans will continue.
A Democratic president can negotiate much easier with a Democratic majority in Congress than with a Republican majority. But being in the majority does not mean having the votes to implement anything.
Policy nuances often fail to stick in the minds of debate viewers. It's all about delivering the most memorable moment.
Theresa May's proposals for curbs on uncontrolled migration are both unimaginative and disingenuous.
The U.N. and other leaders met to discuss coordinating an international response to unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants. Two migration experts examine issues the summits left unresolved.
President Duterte has picked fights with President Obama and with the EU. His behavior is shaking the U.S.-Philippine alliance and stability in Southeast Asia.
The 2016 US presidential race has been a strange campaign in many ways, but the swing state map looks very familiar.
Unless managed more effectively, forced migration will have permanent and intensifying negative impacts on countries across the globe.
US presidents over the past 25 years have had varying views of the alliance with Australia. While none have questioned its value, commitment has not been even across the board.