It’s not as bad as it looks.
Great powers have always meddled in each other's business and struggled to reconcile their interests. Why are we convinced Russia is different?
Having moved so far from its origins in 1788, perhaps Australia Day should now be a celebration of Australian 'ordinariness'.
The new triumvirate leading the way on Syria has deep roots.
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China's new freight train line to London is part of an increasing web of trade routes designed to boost the country's influence abroad.
Rogers was a key figure in Brexit negotiations.
The lack of respect shown to a senior civil servant working hard to make Brexit work is troubling.
He’s got the whole world in his inbox.
The global agenda for 2017 is fiendishly complicated and hugely sensitive. Is António Guterres up to the task?
The call with Tsai Ing-wen caused a diplomatic furore.
'Little trick' or 'petty action'? The difference matters when translating what China really said about Trump's call with Tsai Ing-wen.
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China may have more to gain from Trump's rise than any other nation – but the risks of a miscalculation are enormous.
Though daunting, the challenge of a Trump presidency is pregnant with possibilities.
The outcome of this election may depend more on what we make of it than on what Trump and his advisers intend. Though daunting, the challenge is pregnant with possibilities.
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer sails the Pacific Ocean in November 2009.
A more muscular foreign policy in our region would carry risks, but it might also show Australia and its neighbours that the US has its interests at heart.
Coming your way.
After seeing the worst of American democracy, the outside world will have to adjust to a hugely unpredictable president.
The way that the EU dealt with its CETA trade deal with Canada makes it clear to Britain that negotiating a free trade agreement will be very long and difficult.
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Like the League of Nations before it, the UN is often dismissed as a powerless talking shop or a proxy for the great powers. It's much more than that.
The UN's Charter legally binds it to promote gender equality, but guess what: yes, it's a man again.
The interventionist foreign policy of the Gulf states is increasingly at odds with their economic security.
Understanding how China operates on an international level means understanding how it exercises soft power.
'Soft power' has been spoken of a great deal in relation to Sam Dastyari's recent political donations strife, but it is often misunderstood.
Welcome to Hangzhou.
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China's stewardship of the G20 has been unusually practical and results-focused. Can the world's biggest economies live up to it?
UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold lands in Israel.
Attempts to outlaw the practice have proven difficult, thanks to a tendency on the part of leaders to skirt around the rules.
Two of East Asia's biggest powers are still technically at war and deadlocked over contested territories. Now one of them wants to be friends.
Is everything on the up-and-up here?
With the DNC email leak and Trump calling on Russia to hack Clinton's emails, concern about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election process is rising. Is e-voting the next cyber battleground?