Iran's goal is to sow discord and inflict pain on energy markets, while avoiding crossing a threshold that prompts retaliation from the US. This is a fine line to walk at the best of times.
While the prime minister will no doubt discuss the US-China trade war with US President Donald Trump, the relationship is a friendly one, and that will not change under the current regimes.
As US national security advisor, John Bolton was too much of a warmonger for Donald Trump.
French wine is the subject of an ongoing trade dispute between the US and EU, but tariffs could have impacts not intended by US president Donald Trump.
US President Donald Trump is in an unenviable position as the race towards the 2020 presidential election heats up. Meanwhile, the UK's attempts to Brexit continue to be untidy.
The Framers of the Constitution knew their history, and sought to learn from it – and only to repeat the parts they liked.
She's sitting third on the list of Democratic candidates at the moment, but the Massachusetts Senator's growing popularity may catapult her to the nomination.
TV has long been the golden goose of political advertising – the one who spends the most wins. That's over, and it's a new era of digital advertising. No one's done it better than Donald Trump.
At best, nuking a hurricane will do nothing, and at worst it will spread radioactive fallout around the world.
The system of multilateral international co-operation looks increasingly fragile.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison scored a precious invitation to the annual summit, but the meeting showed little promise of solving some of the world's most pressing problems.
President Trump has said American Jews loyal to Israel should support the Republican Party. A scholar explains the historical tensions embedded in the anti-Semitic trope.
For the 80th anniversary, Poland has changed the site of the usual commemoration ceremony and, for the first time, has invited a U.S. president to speak.
Greenland and Denmark have a complicated history, but the connection runs deeper than economic convenience.
Throughout the course of American history, peaceful transitions of power have been the result of choices made by individuals, not the U.S. political system. What does that mean if Trump loses in 2020?
After 12 months as prime minister, Morrison looks the strong leader, clearly in charge, with few constraints. But will he make a substantial entry in the history book of Australian prime ministers?
Australia has committed to joining the US and the UK in a mission to protect oil ships in the Strait of Hormuz. But why is the Strait the source of so much tension between the US and Iran?
The USA has a long colonial history – as does Denmark. The USA has even tried to buy Greenland before. But this time, Greenland isn't Denmark's to sell.
In the US, women politicians from minority communities have become the leading faces of a new generation of politicians – one that will drive the 2020 elections.
Understanding moderate politics can help us navigate the extremes of the current age.