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are the us and iran headed for a military showdown before trump leaves office?

Are the US and Iran headed for a military showdown before Trump leaves office?

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 Picture: MURTAJA LATEEF/EPA Tensions are running high in the Middle East in the waning days of the Trump administration. Over the weekend, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, claimed Israeli agents were planning to attack US forces...
is trump’s truculence an attempted coup or the last-ditch efforts of a man whose star is fading?

Is Trump’s truculence an attempted coup or the last-ditch efforts of a man whose...

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Picture: Susan Walsh/AP/AAP US President Donald Trump’s time in the White House is coming to an end. But, as has become obvious over the past few weeks, he is unlikely to deliver a gracious...
biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, us foreign policy and the supreme court

‘America First’ is no more, but can president-elect Biden fix the US reputation abroad?

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Jacquelyn Martin/AP Throughout the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, Joe Biden spent significant time reassuring American allies around the world that Trump’s America is not “who we are” and pledging “we’ll be back”. Now that he’s...
biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, us foreign policy and the supreme court

Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, US foreign policy...

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Time to embrace a new White House agenda? Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post via Getty Images The American public has had its say and for the first time in a generation denied a sitting...
to stay or cut away? as trump makes baseless claims, tv networks are faced with a serious dilemma

To stay or cut away? As Trump makes baseless claims, TV networks are faced...

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Evan Vucci/AP In the United States, democratic norms are breaking down. The president, Donald Trump, baselessly claimed at a White House press conference on Friday morning, Australian time, that the presidential election has been stolen from him by...
grattan on friday: a biden presidency would put pressure on scott morrison over climate change

Grattan on Friday: A Biden presidency would put pressure on Scott Morrison over climate...

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Yasuaki Kobayashi/AAP Joe Hockey, former Australian ambassador to the United States who’s now in business there, came under sharp attack for some ill-informed comments about the high Democrat vote in Washington, DC. Despite this faux...
no winner yet, but biden more likely to eventually win us election

No winner yet, but Biden more likely to eventually win US election – Updated...

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AAP (various)/The Conversation Updated 11:00am 6th Nov Joe Biden is now poised to win the US presidency. The mail-in votes in Wisconsin and Michigan have overturned Trump’s election night leads. Biden won Wisconsin by 0.6%,...
an expert in nonverbal communication watched the trump-biden debate with the sound turned down – here’s what he saw

An expert in nonverbal communication watched the Trump-Biden debate with the sound turned down...

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Candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump at the final presidential debate. AP/Julio Cortez President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met on Oct. 22 for the final debate in the 2020 election and,...
trump has changed america by making everything about politics, and politics all about himself

Trump has changed America by making everything about politics, and politics all about himself

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Graphic:Wes Mountain/The Conversation On October 14, Donald Trump held a rally attended by several thousand in Iowa, despite White House guidelines that gatherings in the state should be limited to 25. Trump visited Iowa...
with trump in hospital, uncertainty reigns. it’s not likely to end any time soon

With Trump in hospital, uncertainty reigns. It’s not likely to end any time soon

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The uncertainty continues on multiple fronts As the 2020 US presidential election draws near, close to 209,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 7.3 million have tested positive to the virus, including President...