Donald Trump will likely do well in Iowa, but that doesn’t guarantee his success in gaining the Republican presidential nomination.
Media agencies are fascinated with polls because until there is an election, they have to report something.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris during a visit to Pearl Harbour, Hawaii on his way home.
Malcolm Turnbull's first visit as prime minister to the United States this week was neat, well-packaged and very successful.
Malcolm Turnbull strongly backed Barack Obama’s calls for Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Malcolm Turnbull has directly lobbied United States legislators to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Barack Obama has become adept at welcoming new Australian prime ministers to the White House.
2016 will be a year of transitions in the Australia-US relationship. Against a backdrop of change are three important issues: the fight against Islamic State, China, and passage of the TPP.
Barack Obama’s goal for America to find a ‘cure’ for cancer is unrealistic and too simplistic.
Obama's goal of "curing" cancer is unrealistic, simplistic and not achievable. Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases for which no single cure will ever be effective.
Obama leads the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015.
Racial divisiveness got worse under Obama. And it could erode further after he leaves office.
Barack Obama has delivered his final State of the Union address.
As he turns his attention to his post-presidency, Barack Obama will wield two more powerful tools: a pulpit and a chair.
It appears that the days of the stiff upper lip are over – but there are some who will still take the opportunity to criticise.
Shutting it down.
After years struggling to get gun control measures passed, President Obama is taking dramatic new steps. And the American people seem to be on board.
Barack Obama delivers a statement on steps the administration is taking to reduce gun violence.
Changes proposed by the president's executive order are limited. Even Barack Obama admits they wouldn't have stopped recent mass shootings.
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
Speaking to the nation December 6.
Winston Churchill famously suggested that: You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else. Speaking with his characteristic mix of the compassionate and cerebral…
India’s Narendra Modi has the power to scupper US President Obama’s climate legacy.
India seems to have set its sights on trying to water down the Paris climate agreement. As long as the talks insist on full consensus, it may get its way.
The Turkish Embassy in Moscow under siege.
The downing of Russia’s plane by Turkish military forces over the skies of the Syrian-Turkish border has added yet another layer of complexity to the vortex of conflict in the Middle East. Most of the…
EPA/Russian Defence Ministry
Vladimir Putin has been proved right again as Western priorities shift from removing Assad to destroying Islamic State.
Politicians hate secrecy when in opposition but grow to love it when in power.
Twelve years after George W Bush proclaimed a new era of peace and stability in Iraq, the Middle East is more unstable and dangerous than ever before.
French police stand guard outside the national soccer stadium
Under pressure in the Middle East, ISIS is turning to terrorism in Europe with a new set of predictable goals.
As President Barack Obama extends America’s military presence in Afghanistan, Australia is determining what’s next for its military role.
After 14 years of continued military presence and a decision by President Obama to keep US forces in Afghanistan, what is the next step for Australia's role in the Afghanistan war?
There’s nothing a couple beers can’t fix.
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.