Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 | 13:38 | SYDNEY
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  • 22 Aug 2017 11:28

    The increasingly fragile Iran nuclear deal

    Trump’s words and actions have had a significant impact, scaring Western businesses already wary of doing business with Iran and adding fuel to the growing fire between the US and its European allies.

  • 22 Aug 2017 11:23

    What the US would need to deter China

    China's leaders would very reluctantly back down if they were truly convinced that the alternative was war with America. But how would the US convince them of that?

  • 22 Aug 2017 08:26

    The Russian ‘taboo’ and the German election

    When it comes to Germany and Russia, pragmatic economic interests run up against a philosophical commitment to human rights and a liberal European order, and adherence to the positions of NATO and the EU.

Yemen

Cholera in Yemen: A totally preventable catastrophe

On 9 August, the UN Security Council called on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to allow 'unfettered and sustained access' to humanitarian aid. That call came too late for the estimated 500,000 Yemenis suffering from cholera. In a statement just five days later, the WHO announced Yemen’s

What is Trump’s game in Yemen?

Yemen has been rather prominent in the Trump Administration's foreign policy agenda. On 29 January, a spectacularly flawed raid conducted by US special forces against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) heralded the beginning of a starkly different US policy towards the impoverished and