Donald Trump

Lawyers, guns, money – and politics, part 3

The third article in a three-part series on the formulation of Australia’s firearms policy; the power of pro-gun interests has the potential to pervert our political conversation the way it has done in the US. In Australia, cool heads must prevail. Read More

Tom Burton: mokita and the mad king

The sudden and rapid collapse of US foreign policy administrative infrastructure has left Australia particularly exposed, leaving our diplomats scratching their heads about what to do. Read More

Kim Beazley: making the Trump administration work for Australia

Australia's policy interests with the United States are already stabilising, despite what the commentariat suggest about state of the alliance, says former Ambassador to Washington Kim Beazley. Trump's lack of policy nous can be a positive, if the PM can engage him in meaningful dialogue. Read More

Tom Burton: Turnbull trumped by the new order

Neo-nationalism is colliding with the new social world at a staggering pace. Malcolm Turnbull might have hoped to share a common understanding with the new US President, but has never been shy to give as good as he gets. Read More

Whither the alliance under President Trump?

An optimistic Malcolm Turnbull seems to be the only one who believes international relations under Trump will be business as usual. It's anyone's guess what US foreign policy will look like, but there are plenty of risks for Australia. Read More