Malcolm Turnbull gave a speech to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington that focused on global security and trade.
Malcolm Turnbull has called for the campaign against Islamic State to considerably improve its use of social media.
British PM John Major gets his hands dirty.
Overshadowed by the terrible conflicts to come, this short operation was nevertheless a significant global event.
British-made weapons are still finding their way into the wrong hands. Doesn't parliament have a responsibility to stop that happening?
Saudi-Iranian antipathy on the streets.
The war of words between the Gulf's two biggest powers is hotting up, but they've been at loggerheads for decades.
Gareth Evans, foreign minister in the Hawke government, brought an ambitious vision for Australia’s international diplomacy to cabinet.
There is little of Gareth Evans’ sweeping analysis in the cabinet papers of 1990-91 of a rapidly changing world order or of his vision of good international citizenship.
Syria and IS may have dominated the news this year, but the Middle East has plenty of other problems on its hands.
Iraq looks to have a good chance of retaking the capital of Anbar province from Islamic State. But what comes next?
Agyness Deyn as Chris Guthrie
Lewis Grassic Gibbon's tale of rural Scottish change between the world wars is anything but narrowly focused. It speaks to our universal sense of injustice and fairness.
Central to Islamic State’s propaganda is the idea of a final battle between the West and the armies of Islam.
With such an even split among the public and political leaders, here are five reasons why now is not the right time to be putting boots on the ground in Syria.
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.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who the French authorities say helped plan the Paris attacks.
In the flurry of activity since Paris was attacked, the reasons it happened in the first place risk being forgotten.
Displaced residents from the Yazidi sect, fleeing ISIS forces in Sinjar, August 11 2014.
Recent talks in Vienna may help end the Syrian civil war, but diplomacy will not eliminate ISIS.
Islamic State is as resilient and effective as any terrorist group we've seen. How has it made itself so strong?
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John Kerry and 20 diplomats came together Saturday to seek a way toward peace in Syria. A former Indian ambassador to Syria believes good progress was made.
Australia recently extend its bombing missions in the Middle East to the skies over Syria.
Will the terror attacks in Paris impact on Australia's commitment to coalition military efforts to stop the spread of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria?
The British government's position is that this was a legitimate act of self-defence in a war zone. But there are other issues to examine.
It’s not looking good.
Assembled at the cost of billions of dollars, Iraq's army has never amounted to much – and it's not the first foreign-built military to fail so spectacularly.
On the Banks of the Tigris is a story of culture triumphing over an oppressive regime.
Award-winning documentary film On the Banks of the Tigris explores the influence of Iraqi Jewish musicians in the cultural life of Iraq and paints a portrait of a country that was once a thriving multicultural centre.
Rouhani’s hand grows stronger thanks to Iran’s cooperation with Russia.
Russia's stepped-up role in Syria is likely to bolster Iran and the anti-Western opposition in Iraq.
Very few of the millions of refugees from Syria and Iraq have made it to European countries in the hope of resettlement.
Solving the refugee crisis depends on the extent to which the people of the world – in the Gulf, Europe, Australia or anywhere else – are willing to live up to their moral responsibilities.