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Peter Hartcher is political editor and international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.

'The assassin is out there': Virus calls for a new way of thinking
Opinion

'The assassin is out there': Virus calls for a new way of thinking

The trick is to find a way to live with the virus.

  • by Peter Hartcher

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Australia set to join 'the greatest human capital harvest in recent memory'
Opinion

Australia set to join 'the greatest human capital harvest in recent memory'

A policy to welcome Hong Kong’s high-quality talent will be inherently a self-interested one of national gain.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Scott Morrison is not going to duck this crisis
Opinion

Scott Morrison is not going to duck this crisis

The Prime Minister is taking his cue from history.

  • by Peter Hartcher
China the unspoken threat at centre of new defence strategy
Analysis

China the unspoken threat at centre of new defence strategy

Australia now realises it lacks the tools for holding hostile forces of a major adversary at bay.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Australia to buy ship-killing missiles and shift focus to Indo-Pacific

Australia to buy ship-killing missiles and shift focus to Indo-Pacific

Australia will buy long-range anti-ship missiles and investigate buying long-range land-based missiles in a Defence shift to focus on the Indo-Pacific.

  • by Anthony Galloway and Peter Hartcher
The Morrison government doesn't want to talk about Trump and the shocking Russian bounty story
Opinion

The Morrison government doesn't want to talk about Trump and the shocking Russian bounty story

The American failure to respond to a Russian plan to pay the Taliban to kill US troops raises profound questions.

  • by Peter Hartcher
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Our China spy law bares its teeth with raid on Labor MP
Opinion

Our China spy law bares its teeth with raid on Labor MP

When Australian police and intelligence action puts the national relationship with China in the dock, it's more than sensitive. It's explosive.

  • by Peter Hartcher
'Like when the asteroid is heading for Earth': Why Scott Morrison sounded the cyber alarm
Opinion

'Like when the asteroid is heading for Earth': Why Scott Morrison sounded the cyber alarm

Australia is wide open to aggressive internet takedowns.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Only one way Scott Morrison can end a decade of political dysfunction
Opinion

Only one way Scott Morrison can end a decade of political dysfunction

Ten years after Julia Gillard knifed Kevin Rudd, the coup culture is alive and well.

  • by Peter Hartcher
In Xi Jinping's effort to make China No. 1, he's forgotten the basics
Opinion

In Xi Jinping's effort to make China No. 1, he's forgotten the basics

There are some laws that can never be ignored - Newton's third law of physics for example.

  • by Peter Hartcher
The tax reform ball is stuck in the states' court
Opinion

The tax reform ball is stuck in the states' court

The pandemic has shown Australian politicians what they're made of, but will they squander their hard-won political capital when it comes to tax reform?

  • by Peter Hartcher