Russian troops during a 2017 winter warfare exercise.
New trade routes and a wealth of natural resources are becoming increasingly available – and everyone wants a part of them.
Times are changing – will the 2020s be Africa's decade?
Languages are said to be disappearing faster than endangered species with a different one dying every two weeks.
How do you solve a problem like Maduro?
Colombia's new president Ivan Duque has some big issues in his inbox.
The US economy has rarely looked stronger, but it could all come crashing down just in time for the next presidential election.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In many ways US-Kenya relations is in uncharted territory.
Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
President Erdoğan is accusing the West of striving to destabilise Turkey.
A man with a plan: Jared Kushner.
It seems the Trump administration is determined to unpick the delicate threads of the Israel-Palestine peace process.
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The US tech giants are increasingly in the EU's regulatory crosshairs.
Increasing numbers of parents are being accused of child abuse.
While the US gets protectionist, China is working to establish itself as a leader in global trade rules.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo onboard the Indonesian Navy ship KRI Imam Bonjol during a visit to the waters of Natuna Islands, Riau Islands, Indonesia, 23 June 2016.
Can Indonesia's defence industry attain self-sufficiency?
Chinese anti-tank missile vehicles come with human operators – for now.
Disruptive technology is fundamentally reshaping global security, and potentially laying the ground for a US-China conflict.
The pilot, Jessie Maude Miller (right), became the first woman to fly between Australia and England, before moving the US.
Thousands of Australian women took flight to the US in the early 20th century, escaping sexism at home for success overseas. They included architects, artists, dentists and an economist who advised JFK.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
US tariffs could potentially benefit some EU firms that rely on steel and aluminium.
The US has broken back into the lead.
The return of the US to the top is driven by its strength in economic performance and infrastructure. But it's mixed results for president Trump.
Whether or not China and the US are successful in negotiating out of a trade war and restoring the integrated global economy, there will still be strategic tensions between the nations.
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We modelled a number of scenarios showing all increases in US or Chinese trade protection would cause international trade, and the global economy more generally, to shrink.
It largely depends on whether Europe will decide to ignore (and pay the price for) US sanctions.
The US and China are racing to control their economies.
At least for the next few months, what happens overseas will be more important for the Australian economy than domestic factors