World powers including Russia, the US and Turkey all have a stake in the Syrian conflict – but the networks they rely on for influence are constantly in flux.
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After North Korea's fifth nuclear test on September 9, the U.S. is calling for tighter global sanctions. New research shows that this strategy actually helps North Korea.
Should Hillary Clinton win the White House the long evolution of Australia-US alliance should continue as normal.
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If Trump becomes president, he'll inherit one of the US's most dangerous military tools.
The US seems stuck in War-on-Terror mode even though reality has moved on.
Turning plastic into fuel in Aleppo.
As a new cessation of hostilities comes into force, Russia's influence over the Syrian conflict is deepening.
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The canal was under US control for nearly a century and was only recognised as Panamanian on New Year's Eve 1999.
The dust has yet to settle.
Scarred by disastrous wars and thousands of deaths caused by terrorism, the world is still reeling from the events of September 2001.
Insulting Barack Obama made the headlines, but Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks referred to a long and dark history of US interference in the Philippines.
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The people of the Philippines and their president know all too well the hypocrisy of being lectured by the United States about violence, human rights and democracy.
The problem with Syria is that all sides have their own reasons for acting the way they do – and they all think they're right.
Does Hillary Clinton have her own brand of American exceptionalism?
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Where is the love?
The US is held to a different standard than other countries – but it mostly has itself to blame.
Very little of what Barack Obama promised to achieve in foreign affairs has come to pass.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
Ankara's real target in Syria is the Kurds, but is Turkey getting bogged down on too many fronts?
Cooperation between Tehran and Moscow is strictly limited to Syria.
Here they come.
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American presidents of all stripes have long prided themselves on promoting democracy abroad – but in the 21st century, security comes first.
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The second organisational pillar of the European order isn't as threatened as the EU – but there's trouble ahead.
Oil wasn't the conspiracy behind the Iraq War, but it was always in the mix.
Does the rest of the world care about Australia’s election?
Experts in the UK, US, India, Indonesia and NZ explain how Australia's election is playing out abroad and what's at stake for our neighbours and allies.
There is so much going on in the world these days it’s sometimes possible to focus on the ephemeral and the inconsequential rather than the long-term structural changes that are likely to shape the international…