The wisest course from here would seem to be reopening discussions with Tehran about Gulf security and an American-imposed sanctions regime. But this will be easier said than done.
How a man whose shambolic personal life goes beyond tabloid fodder is about to hold the same office as Churchill, Wilson and Thatcher is little short of astonishing.
Yang's detainment is set to further complicate Australia's relationship with China.
Liberal senator James Paterson’s claim that a Religious Discrimination Act is needed because people like Israel Folau “feel like they are being crowded out of the public square’’ is at best dubious, and at worst scaremongering.
The relationship between the US and China is still in murky water following the G20 Summit.
These wars in the Middle East are infinitely easier to start than they are to finish.
The world watches to see if this weekend's summit is a constructive occasion in an evolving, and messy, trade war, or a wasted opportunity.
The Trump administration's big-stick approach to Iran risks starting another war in the Middle East - and the destabilisation of the entire region.
Washington's reimposition of harsh sanctions against Iran is one of the Trump administration's most irresponsible acts.
Along with “stepping up’’ to China in the Pacific, Scott Morrison might also allocate his time to addressing China policy weakness in Canberra.