politics

War of error

US failures in Afghanistan and the folly of Australia’s unquestioning support

Retreat from Kabul

America’s failure in Afghanistan and its contempt for Australia as an ally

Balancing on a tower of chairs

On Australia’s relations with China

Neighbourhood watch

Australia and New Zealand have distinct approaches to foreign policy, especially when it comes to China

Fever dream

A vision of America in November 2021

Trumpery lives on

Despite Joe Biden’s historic win, the damage done by the Trump presidency will be hard to snuff out

Enemy of the state

The dissident Indonesian lawyer charged for tweeting about Papuan activism

Job seeker

Scott Morrison wants to launch Mathias Cormann onto the global stage

Choppy waters

Australia’s assumption that China will give up its Pacific rivalry with the US is dangerously misguided

Trump cad

Australia’s G7 invitation is a big opportunity, but Morrison should not play Trump’s protégé