Michael Danby

Huawei: the telco that spooked Canberra – and the world

19 November 2019 11:53 am

If you were to travel back in time to October 2013, Huawei was a rising telecom equipment manufacturer from China…

It’s not Huawei or the highway

16 January 2019 12:54 pm

China is herding over a million Turkic Uyghurs in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) into camps while Beijing simultaneously campaigns against Christmas…

Marise and the Mad Mullahs

5 October 2018 7:42 am

Marise Payne is the new Foreign Minister of Australia; she will be an even more pareve version of Julie Bishop.…

Doing business with China without retreating on national security

26 October 2017 6:00 pm

China is a one-party state led by Xi Jinping, whose powers look like growing to that of a modern Stalin,…

Sophie’s bad choices

15 April 2017 9:00 am

The ABC’s Jerusalem correspondent seems to have odd priorities

Campaign Notes

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Three years ago, on the eve of the 2013 election, Michael Kroger, in his capacity as a former powerbroker of…

Knives in their hands, or knives in their chests?

16 January 2016 9:00 am

There is no chance of expecting the ABC Board or, in particular, its insolent retiring Managing Director and ‘editor-in-chief’ Mark…

Desperately seeking Pax Americana

26 September 2015 9:00 am

Remember this fateful sequence of events. It began on 21 August 2013, when Bashar al-Assad gassed 1500 of his own…

Iranian bombshell

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the courageous Somali woman and former Dutch MP, was in Australia some years ago to launch her…

Diplomatic Notes

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Paris this spring was still beautiful, but tense. Post-Charlie Hebdo, 8,000 smart, almost chic, soldiers supplement the edgy French police.…

Apparently it’s the world’s first one-sided war

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Something that is true of children is also true of journalists – if you reward bad behaviour, you’ll get more…

German Diary

15 March 2014 9:00 am

The Greeks may fear and loathe Frankfurt as a crass citadel of German capitalism. Not me. It’s Germany’s aviation and…