The extinction rebels

Direct action protest and the rise of a new resistance movement

The Teflon Kingdom

Saudi Arabia is confident it can buy out the West, and Australia is happy to oblige

The Assange project

The WikiLeaks founder faces life in prison due to the actions of the US and the UK, and the inaction of Australia

Losing the plot: the American midterms

Caravan conspiracies, dead candidates and a miasma of acrimony … welcome to the 2018 US campaign trail

Without America: Australia in the New Asia

Making sense of a new reality and the return of power politics – a Quarterly Essay extract

The new era

Ready or not, China is here

Trump and Russia: a guide for the bewildered

A fuller story of relations between the Russian government and the Trump campaign is only now coming to light

The handshake

Could Donald Trump finally force Australia to critically examine its feudal obligations to the US?

UK election diary: The London attacks

Labor senator Sam Dastyari, in London for the UK general election, was caught up in the attack on the Borough Market

Once upon a time in America

Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey will jeopardise any future investigation