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  • 24 May 2019 12:30

    Bob Hawke’s Asia legacy

    He believed strongly Australia could pursue closer engagement with near neighbours yet remain a close partner of the US.

  • 24 May 2019 09:30

    The last straw for Theresa May

    Her great failure was to concede the withdrawal agreement flaws instead of championing it as a negotiating triumph.

  • 24 May 2019 06:00

    Cambodia: weak words on strongman rule

    Why bother send a UN special rapporteur to the country if the democratic backsliding is all but ignored?

Afghanistan War

US, Taliban, Afghanistan peace talks: timing is critical

The Taliban and the US have agreed, in principle, on a peace framework that will ensure the Taliban part ways with international terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda leading to a possible withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. The negotiations also focused on a comprehensive ceasefire and

Trump’s Afghanistan policy: Best in 16 years

Part One of this series looked at what President Trump’s recent Afghanistan policy announcement told us about the President and his administration. This post examines the policy itself and its consequences for Australia. Trump claims he has learned from history in his study of the Afghan war. If