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Daniel Flitton is senior correspondent for The Age covering foreign affairs and politics. He is a former intelligence analyst for the Australian government and was at one-time a university lecturer specialising in international relations.
Daniel Flitton Australia will decide on its future military presence in Afghanistan, beyond a planned withdrawal in 2016, after negotiations later this year with Western allies.
Daniel Flitton Angus Houston has a very simple attitude to leadership. "I never yell, I never scream, I never get emotional."
Daniel Flitton In a new poll, conducted ahead of massive government spending on defence and a potential war over disputed territory in the East China Sea, Australians overwhelming say they don't want to pick sides.
Daniel Flitton and Royce Millar Strong opinion polling and Daniel Andrews' defeat of a one-term Coalition government have given federal Labor MPs from Victoria fresh hope of a return to power in Canberra in 2016.
Daniel Flitton The attack plots are ever present, wicked imaginings uncovered by security agencies, most so fanciful and unrealisable to be almost comic.
Daniel Flitton Australia has transformed into the global Scrooge just in time for Christmas, with spending on foreign aid set to plunge compared to other wealthy industrial countries.
Daniel Flitton Attorney-General George Brandis has relented on his opposition to an independent review of more than 30 refugees held in indefinite detention after ASIO deemed them a threat to Australian security.
Daniel Flitton The treaty to sell uranium to India will face tough scrutiny after the former chief atomic watchdog warned the deal lacked safeguards to ensure Australia did not inadvertently fuel India's nuclear...
Daniel Flitton History judges Gough Whitlam got China and Vietnam right - and East Timor so tragically wrong.
Daniel Flitton Efforts to stop terrorist recruitment will be a central focus of global diplomacy when Australia takes over next month as president of the United Nations Security Council.
Daniel Flitton The virus will never patiently queue for a passport stamp or respect the neat lines that humans have drawn on a map.
Daniel Flitton Alexander Downer picked it. "Tony Abbott is not nuanced," the long-serving Liberal foreign minister told me just before the 2010 election.
Daniel Flitton Foreigners cannot be expected to be more willing to fight for Iraq than the Iraqis themselves. But those nations – including Australia – pounding Islamist fighters from the relative...
Daniel Flitton Iran has warned its citizens to stay off "death ships" sailing with asylum seekers from Indonesia to Australia, saying refugees are mistreated on Manus Island.
Daniel Flitton Australia is urging citizens to avoid going within 50 kilometres of the border with Syria when travelling to Turkey.
Daniel Flitton In truth, war is almost always popular at the beginning.
Daniel Flitton The chief Palestinian envoy to Australia has called on any federal MPs who accept sponsored trips to Israel to also spend "fair and equitable" time in the occupied territories.
Daniel Flitton We are confronted by two very real threats in Australia. One danger is becoming ever more obvious, the hatred of extremists who would see blood on the streets.
Daniel Flitton Confidence is growing that at least some Arab nations will join the fight against Islamist fighters in Iraq with "kinetic action" - a military euphemism for air strikes.
Daniel Flitton Iraq is a tangle of competing interests and the countries joining the fight are pulling the knot ever tighter.