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The surprise attack on Hawaii brought unimaginable suffering and led to further horror. Eight decades later, we must never forget.
The U.S., Australia and New Zealand have been friends, partners and allies for decades.
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A 70-year-old Cold War-era treaty among the three nations is finding renewed importance in response to the global rise of Chinese power and influence.
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Blinken’s nomination will put pressure on Australia to do more on climate change, but offer hopes of reconciliation in its fractious relationship with China.
The US-Australia alliance remains rock solid, but as Foreign Minister Marise Payne made clear, ‘we don’t agree on everything’.
Though the call between Trump and Morrison does not indicate any Australian government wrongdoing, it shows how the PM’s bromance with the president brings its political embarrassments.
Last week the PM got himself caught up in a Trump-created political rally. Now he’s on the spot over this (typical) Trump call.
Sinodinos warns about dangers for democracy and science posed by a polarised media.
Arthur Sinodinos with some reflections and advice
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As Arthur Sinodinos prepares to leave the Senate for his new role as Australian ambassador to the US, he sits with Michelle Grattan to reflect on his time in politics.
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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.
Toohey writes, among other things, about laws hustled through parliament in recent years that hamper journalistic inquiry.
A new book takes apart Australia’s recent move towards a more secret state, and the implications it might have for the health of our democracy.
Australia will be making a “modest, meaningful and time-limited contribution” to the US-led coalition in the Strait of Hormuz.
Scott Morrison has announced a long-expected commitment to join the US-led coalition in the Strait of Hormuz, expressing concerns over incidents in the Strait: “It is a threat to our economy”.
It’s now widely observed that Morrison and President Donald Trump have struck an early bromance.
While Morrison appears to have built a strong relationship with the idiosyncratic US president, there are several foreign policy challenges ahead.
China is the source of growing frustrations between Canberra and Washington.
China threatens to divide the close bond Australia and the US have shared for decades.
A US-China grand bargain makes sense on the mutually beneficial assumption it would lay the foundations for a bilateral world order.
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.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison in question time on Wednesday. He is being treated with less respect.
The Liberals this week are shell-shocked and unnerved after the Victorian rout and both the fact and implications of Banks’ desertion.
Fullilove suggests the time will come when Trump will put the Australian government on the spot.
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.
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.
Mike Pence and Malcolm Turnbull meet at Admiralty House in Sydney.
The message from the US vice-president was that the US would stay the course and, if anything, act more assertively in preserving stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Australia got a taste of Donald Trump's approach to diplomacy in a sensational phone call with Malcolm Turnbull, details of which were leaked to the Washington Post.
Malcolm Turnbull responded to the Washington Post story at a glass factory in Melbourne’s south on Thursday.
Malcolm Turnbull should walk away from the deal he struck for the US to take refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.
The Trump administration may prove to be a turning point for US-Australian relations.
Policymakers need to think outside the narrow confines of what has been regarded as “America first” policy postures that have dictated Australia’s foreign policy choices.