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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wears a Swans scarf at the AFL with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. AAP/Dean Lewins

Li Keqiang’s visit a good sign for the China-Australia relationship

Li’s visit has not answered the central conundrum of Australian foreign and security policy, but it has provided an opportunity to get the measure of Chinese thinking at a senior level.
Five people are dead – including the perpetrator – following a terror attack in London. EPA/Andy Rain

Terror in London: Western cities will always be vulnerable to these attacks

Just when the Western world had absorbed the shock of a truck attack in Berlin in December that claimed 12 lives, it is reminded again of the dangers of “lone-wolf” attacks inspired by Islamic State (IS…
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has recalled all Australian diplomats to review Australia’s foreign policy settings next month. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Foreign policy white paper should reflect the uncertainty of our times

The US alliance will remain the cornerstone of Australian security, but regional partnerships will become more important and exploitable - sentimental ties aside.