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A US-China grand bargain makes sense on the mutually beneficial assumption it would lay the foundations for a bilateral world order. Mark Schiefelbein/PA

What’s worse than the US-China trade war? A grand peace bargain

Trade wars are generally bad. But far worse for Australia is that the US and China make peace through a deal to establish a bilateral world order.
Fullilove suggests the time will come when Trump will put the Australian government on the spot. Christian Hartmann/EPA

Prepare to be forthright with Trump: Michael Fullilove

In a speech titled “After the Midterms” Fullilove warns Australia may need to increase its defence spending beyond the present commitment and urges the government to reverse some of its cuts to aid.
Malcolm Turnbull will be relieved to have some time away from the Barnaby Joyce affair when he arrives in Washington this week. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

China, North Korea and trade the key talking points when Turnbull meets Trump

When he meets the US president this week, the prime minister will talk about the North Korean nuclear threat, the rise of China, and the rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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