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Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by John:

The Cancer Researcher Catching Scientific Fraud at Rapid Speed

New software is helping to quickly identify when the results of an experiment just don’t add up. → Read More

After 'gang' uproar, Sudanese-Australians set to tackle crime – and bias

Concerns about crime by African-Australian youth led national headlines for weeks early this year. Many allege the alarm was overblown, and exposed cracks in Australia's proud multiculturalism. A new task force aims to tackle root causes of teens' disengagement. → Read More

As gay-marriage mail survey ramps up, so do Australian frustrations with politics

For eight weeks, Australians can return forms with a seemingly simple question: 'Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?' But the story behind the survey is anything but simple – and illustrates political paralysis, some say. → Read More

Moon election could mean 'sunshine' toward Pyongyang – but a cloudier outlook for DC

Liberal Moon Jae-in's proposals for more engagement with North Korea may be just one policy plank to his supporters. But they hold an outsized importance for South Korea's decades-old alliance with the United States, which is pushing a distinctly harsher strategy to rein in the Kim regime. → Read More

Where’s best for refugees in the US-Australia ‘people swap’?

Asian news hub covering geo-political news and current affairs across Asia → Read More

US 'Fully Prepared' to Shoot Down North Korea's Test Missiles

It's the latest hint of a more militarized U.S. response to the North Korea problem. → Read More

South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest

Less than a month after losing her immunity, Park is detained on charges of bribery and abuse of power. → Read More

Scuppered extradition treaty shows limits of China-Australia ties

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s move to withdraw the deal serves as a reminder of the absence of common values in a heavily trade-based relationship → Read More

North Korea Might Be Getting Ready for Its Next Nuke Test

U.S. and South Korean officials are bracing for Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. → Read More

Australia moves to weaken hate speech laws

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt to water down language in discrimination law sparks debate on freedom versus tolerance → Read More

Bring a regime to justice? In Seoul, rights groups play long game on N. Korea.

The UN special rapporteur on the North called Monday for justice at the International Criminal Court. While hurdles are high, rights organizations say the drive for accountability is essential, citing Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia. → Read More

Trump Administration Puts Military Action Against North Korea Back on the Table

Once taboo, the military option enters Washington's North Korea debate. → Read More

North Korea: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

North Korea doesn't seem all that eager to keep ties warm with China and Malaysia, two of its few friends. → Read More

Park’s fall from grace is just business as usual in S. Korea

Asian news hub covering geo-political news and current affairs across Asia → Read More

North Korea's Kim Jong-un Aims for the Moon

North Korea's space agency reveals plans for a lunar mission by 2026. → Read More

South Korea Deports US Anti-THAAD Activists

The Korean-Americans are denied entry to South Korea, where they were planning on joining protests against THAAD. → Read More

US Treasury Sanctions Hit North Korea's Kim Jong-un Personally for the First Time

Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, has been directly designated under a new U.S. sanctions list. → Read More

Seoul Targets North Korea's Allies in Diplomatic Blitz

South Korea continues to court Pyongyang's closest friends: in this case, Cambodia and Laos. → Read More

North Korea’s 'Failed' Musudan Launches May Actually Be a Success

North Korea’s latest back-to-back tests of its mid-range Musudan missile bring the country closer to being able to strike large swathes of Asia and should be seen as a “partial success,” experts told The Diplomat. While neither of the two missiles launched Wednesday from the port city of Wonsan reached their estimated range of 3,000 kilometers, North Korea’s fifth and sixth attempts appeared to… → Read More

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

The Republican candidate again says he'd talk to the North Korean leader in person over the nuclear question. → Read More