Nick O'Malley is the United States correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Nick O'Malley The prison camps at Guantanamo Bay were born of the same quiet policy decisions that led to America adopting torture as a tool of the war on terrorism.
Nick O'Malley It is not just the clinical detail of the brutality of American agents that makes the US Senate report on the CIA's torture shocking, it is how chaotic and in the end, pointless, the entire program...
Nick O'Malley According to those who have already seen what is now almost universally known simply as the CIA torture report, its contents are chilling.
Nick O'Malley The release of detainees from the United States prison at Guantanamo Bay has become a common enough occurrence this year that the process runs predictably predictably and smoothly.
Nick O'Malley and Dan Fallon Far from helping the United States overcome racial tension, President Barack Obama's presence in the top job has had the capacity to inflame it.
Nick O'Malley As protests spread around the United States on Wednesday night, reinforced National Guard and police engaged in a tense stand-off in Ferguson, sparing the township much of the violence that tore...
Nick O'Malley Protesters across the United States have gathered for more demonstrations over a grand jury's decision not to charge the police officer who killed Michael Brown.
Nick O'Malley The anger that had been growing in over 100 days of continuous protest spilled into violence as the prosecuting attorney said that a grand jury had found no probable cause to indict Darren Wilson for...
Nick O'Malley After three months, the grand jury in Ferguson has finally reached a decision on whether to indict the white police officer who shot and killed a young black man.
Nick O'Malley The problem in America is not between young black men and white police, but young black men and police in general.
Nick O'Malley The United States is becoming increasingly divided over gun control but while the argument rages its children keep dying.
Nick O'Malley Barack Obama appealed to Americans' sense of fairness, good sense and patriotism to allow five million undocumented immigrants to remain in the US.
Nick O'Malley An executive of a car hire tech which has risen from start-up to $US17 billion international giant in four years declared to a dinner table that the company should spend a million dollars hiring...
Nick O'Malley Climate is likely to be on the table in Brisbane, despite the Abbott Government's attempts to keep it off.
Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery: Children's voices, picnic blankets and sobbing for America's war dead
Nick O'Malley Hundreds came and went throughout the afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day remembering America's dead.
Nick O'Malley Separating the electorate into useful constituencies is not new in American politics. But in low turnout elections, the effect is pronounced.
Nick O'Malley Far from heralding a new era of cooperation in Washington, DC, the Republican midterm rout of Democrats appears to have set the parameters for the next major battle between the two gridlocked...
Nick O'Malley Victory is a double-edged sword for Republicans, and Hillary Clinton will see the election results as good news for her budding campaign for the White House.