It will take skilled diplomacy for Australia to keep both China and the US happy, but it is important to do so.
Economic issues overseas could be more important for the Australian economy than domestic factors - in the next few months at least.
US President Donald Trump's war of words with China over trade tariffs may have been vandalous, but could yet prove somewhat productive.
Contrary to recent commentary, the US will stay the course on Obama's pivot to Asia for the simple reason that Asia engages US vital interests more than any other region, writes Alan Dupont.
OPINION: Relations between the United States and its ally Israel have descended into the worst crisis in years. Anthony Billingsley questions whether the situation will end in conflict.
UNSW's Dr Jane Goodman-Delahunty has won the American Psychology-Law Society's 2005-2006 book award for an outstanding contribution to the field of law and psychology.