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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 The Defence Minister in Kiev wears three stars on his shoulder. The Ukrainian army commander fighting rebels in the east has four stars.
Daniel Flitton He has the reputation of a sour Soviet commissar. Vladimir Antyufeev - a former Soviet intelligence officer, wanted for subversion and deadly repression in two of Russia’s neighbours - has...
Daniel Flitton An old story does the rounds in Australian diplomatic circles about the difficulty of dealing with Russia, a tale that must leave Tony Abbott wondering.
Daniel Flitton When the phone rings at 3.30 in the morning, it’s almost never good news.
Daniel Flitton The one person who could immediately secure the crash site for investigators to get to work is the one person almost no one wants to be there.
Daniel Flitton Pro-Moscow rebel fighters using a Russian-made missile launcher are seen as the mostly likely culprits in the attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Daniel Flitton This is no act of terrorism, but its ramifications could be terrifying and stretch far beyond Ukraine.
Daniel Flitton The rebels are suspect number 1. But there are other scenarios in the shooting down of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 above eastern Ukraine that will fuel conspiracies in the conflict. None end well.
Daniel Flitton The prime suspect goes by the name Strelkov — or "shooter". Real name Igor Girkin, the former Russian intelligence officer has shot his own troops for insubordination.
Daniel Flitton Call it martial law, but the Thai military's action quacks like a coup.
Daniel Flitton, Michael Gordon Nauru's government has defended the suspension of three opposition MPs from Parliament over critical comments to foreign media and accused one of attempting to incite a riot.
Daniel Flitton, Michael Gordon Police have marched into Nauru's Parliament, forcibly dragging out an opposition MP accused of making critical comments to foreign media.
Daniel Flitton Regional concern is mounting after violent clashes between China and Vietnam in disputed waters, with Australia adding its voice to calls for restraint.
Daniel Flitton The Yasukuni Shrine to Japan's war dead proves history isn't always written by the winners.
Daniel Flitton The two young brothers looked into the bright blue sky and waved happily at the shiny plane flying far above.
Daniel Flitton Nuclear talks in Hiroshima have called a new treaty to stop producing radioactive fuel for bombs and acceptance "without delay" of a global ban on testing atomic weapons.
David Wroe and Daniel Flitton Australian border officials accessed Interpol's database of stolen passports just 335 times last year out of more than 30 million international visits, prompting a frustrated response from the...
Daniel Flitton The big machines are hungry for scrap, loading massive dump trucks with the twisted and burnt metal wreck that a little over a fortnight ago was housing for 650 people.
Daniel Flitton Australia backs US intelligence claims that the Assad regime has deployed lethal nerve gas in Syria.
Daniel Flitton Tamil refugee Ranjini speaks to an independent reviewer in her bid to escape indefinite detention.