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Director James Comey makes it official: The FBI is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Russia, an alleged coup and Montenegro’s bid for NATO membership

Russian interference in the U.S. election is part of a bigger pattern, according to a former ambassador from Montenegro to NATO.
Pauline Hanson told the ABC she advised people to ‘go out and do their own research’ on the question of vaccination. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Turnbull rounds on Pauline Hanson

Malcolm Turnbull has slammed Pauline Hanson's views on vaccination.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Reuters/Agencja Gazeta

Syria

This year may be a critical turning point for Syria and the five-year civil war, at least for the Assad regime, which is…
We’ll have to see if the Trump administration will have friendlier relations with Russia. EPA/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV

Russia

This year will likely bring a significant improvement in relations between the United States and Russia, as well as a raft of possible changes to global politics. Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin…
German stock market after US election, November 9, 2016. Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Trump: where we might end up

As candidate, Trump promised protectionist trade policies and denigrated international agreements. Now, as president of the United States, how far can he go?
German stock market after US election, November 9, 2016. Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Trump: how we got here

The fall of the Berlin wall was supposed to usher in ‘the end of history’, an eternal age of capitalist economics and liberal-democratic politics. It hasn’t turned out that way.
A Trump administration raises many questions about how America’s relationships with other world powers will play out. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Loose-cannon Trump enters the tinderbox of US-Russia-China relations

Far from 'making America great again', Donald Trump's sloganeering will deepen mistrust of US motives and irreparably damage any prospect of co-existence, let alone a more co-operative world order.
On his way to the White House, Jan. 20, 2017. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

NATO’s future when America comes first

Is Trump correct in asserting that NATO has outlived its utility? Or that NATO’s members enjoy a 'free ride' on the back of the US? A political scientist examines the evidence.
Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Trump, Putin and the new international order

If it weren’t quite so serious, it might be amusing. President-elect Donald Trump – the words are still rather difficult to believe – prefers to protect the reputation of one of the US’ perennial foreign…
Vladimir Putin has developed populism across many fields, from his own image to Russian sport and media. Kremlin Press office

Russia’s headlong rush into populism

Understanding the populism of the Putin government is more urgent than ever as Russia plays a major geopolitical role in the Middle-Eastern balance.

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