International politics

politics LATEST

Dr Miin Wu, chief executive of semiconductor company Macronix, outside the company headquarters

When the chips are down

Silicon semiconductor production could be the one thing keeping Taiwan safe from a mainland China takeover

Image of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping during the 2022 G20 summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, November 15, 2022. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

US forces give China the nod

How can Australia expect better relations with China as we boost our regional defence relationship with the United States?

Image of crowds greeting Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Port Moresby for the 2018 APEC summit

International politics

Deciphering China’s intentions in PNG

Who should Australia believe about China’s business and strategic interests in Papua New Guinea?

Image of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (right) and Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 6, 2022. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

Five steps to getting real about China

The Albanese government’s duty, and its opportunity, is to recast Australia’s relationship with China

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

The China–Solomons deal is not about us

The new Pacific security pact reflects America’s influence, not Australia’s

Image of US President Joe Biden meeting virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, November 15, 2021. Image © Susan Walsh / AP Photo

The avoidable war

Kevin Rudd on China, the US and the forces of history

Image showing detail of a 1965 Soviet Union stamp commemorating the first spacewalk. Image via Wikimedia Commons

What does Russia’s war in Ukraine mean for collaborative space exploration?

Since the first human forayed beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, politics has never left space

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

All the way with CBK

Caroline Kennedy’s appointment as US ambassador to Australia is a sign of the rising temperature in the Pacific

Still image from ‘Threads’

The thread of history

For the Cold War generation, the threat of nuclear war in Europe brings a familiar dread

Image of Peter Dutton and UK High Commissioner Victoria Treadell and US Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman at the signing of an AUKUS agreement

Troubled waters

What can be done to rectify Australia’s diplomatic ineptitude?