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US troops to leave Niger

The United States and Niger have agreed that American troops will leave the country "no later" than 15 September, they announced in a joint statement on Sunday. According to the BBC, the two countries "reached a disengagement agreement to effect the withdrawal of U.S. forces, which has already begun". The US has relied on Niger as its primary base for monitoring regional jihadist activity.

todayMay 20, 2024 8


Ruto’s historic US visit faces scrutiny over domestic issues

Kenya's President William Ruto is set to embark on a historic state visit to the US on 23 May 2024, marking the first visit by an African leader since Ghana’s John Kufuor in 2008. This visit underscores Ruto’s growing influence in the West and his role as a prominent voice for Africa. Since his election as president in 2022, Ruto has elevated his international profile through advocacy on climate issues […]

todayMay 20, 2024 3


EU, US, and UK criticise Georgia’s foreign agent bill

European Union members, the United Kingdom, and the United States have criticised the passage of a new "foreign agent bill" in Georgia's parliament. The legislation would require organisations that get more than a fifth of their funding from overseas to register as foreign agents. Giles Gibson has more.

todayMay 15, 2024 15


Israel’s invasion of Rafah will not eliminate Hamas or end the war. So, what is Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan?

    By Ian Parmeter, Australian National University     The Gaza war has now entered its eighth month and a resolution to the conflict still seems far off. Israel claims to have killed 13,000 Hamas militants so far. If that figure is correct, one can assume the number of wounded or incapacitated militants is at least twice or maybe three times that number. Prior to the war breaking out, […]

todayMay 15, 2024 15


Alleged Indian spy activity raises concerns

Days after a Washington Post report purportedly named an Indian spy involved in an assassination plot in the US, now a report by an Australian network claims that two Indian spies were asked to leave after being caught trying to steal sensitive information in 2020.

todayMay 2, 2024 12


Israel hits back at Iran: How domestic politics is determining Israeli actions

    By James Horncastle, Simon Fraser University   Israel has carried out a missile strike on Iran in retaliation for a recent barrage of missiles and drones launched by the Iranians towards Israeli soil. Notably, Israel’s strike against Iran appears to have been more symbolic than substantive. Nevertheless, the overnight Israeli strike is the latest escalation in tensions between the two countries. The hostilities boiled over after Israel’s April […]

todayApril 22, 2024 21


Is Japan joining AUKUS? Not formally – its cooperation will remain limited for now

    By John Blaxland, Australian National University   With Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visiting Washington this week, rumours have circulated that Japan might soon join the AUKUS security pact between Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has downplayed the suggestion, indicating this is not something that will happen soon. He added any cooperation would, for now, be on a project-by-project basis. […]

todayApril 11, 2024 11


Australia suggests it could recognise Palestinian state

    Australia on Tuesday became the latest country to advocate formal recognition of a  further shattering a long-standing diplomatic taboo in the West. Foreign Minister Penny Wong said that recognising a state of Palestine could restart the moribund Middle East peace process and undermine extremist forces in the Middle East. "Recognising a Palestinian state -- one that can only exist side by side with a secure Israel -- doesn't […]

todayApril 9, 2024 11