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Daniel Flitton

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.

'I told you so': A Richmond fan has one last rant before AFL grand final day

'I told you so': A Richmond fan has one last rant before AFL grand final day

Turn back the calendar to March, before round 1 and to the moment I predicted confidently – most said foolishly – that Richmond would win the 2017 premiership.

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Suburban terror siege: Why Brighton?

Suburban terror siege: Why Brighton?

Brighton might actually be the obvious target precisely because it's not the kind of neighbourhood used to gritty, bloody crime.

  • by Marika Dobbin-Thomas, Daniel Flitton
Allies must increase defence spending, says Donald Trump. But how much is really needed?
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Allies must increase defence spending, says Donald Trump. But how much is really needed?

Does setting an arbitrary target for defence spending, rather than carefully judging the likely strategic threats, actually make a country any safer?

  • by Daniel Flitton
Can you keep a secret, Mr Trump?
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Can you keep a secret, Mr Trump?

Russia would love to see the official trust in America's spy agencies further crumble.

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Turnbull's strategy may not come up Trump's

Turnbull's strategy may not come up Trump's

When Donald Trump behaves badly, Malcolm Turnbull will be judged for his choice of friends.

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'Speak truth to crazy': Labor's blunt advice as Turnbull gets ready to meet Trump
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'Speak truth to crazy': Labor's blunt advice as Turnbull gets ready to meet Trump

A remarkable but largely unheralded shift on the US alliance has taken place in the ranks of the Opposition

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Australia part of global web to monitor North Korea's nuclear ambition

Australia part of global web to monitor North Korea's nuclear ambition

In the red dirt of central Australia, it looks to be nothing more remarkable than a rusty steel cable.

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Malcolm Turnbull accused of "dangerous" interference in Papua New Guinea politics

Malcolm Turnbull accused of "dangerous" interference in Papua New Guinea politics

Malcolm Turnbull has copped an extraordinary spray for the "insensitive" and "dangerous" timing of his trip to PNG ahead of local elections.

  • by Daniel Flitton
Andrew Jaspan resigns as editor of The Conversation

Andrew Jaspan resigns as editor of The Conversation

A staff insurrection, board dispute and fallout with global partners has finally ended with the resignation of Andrew Jaspan as editor of The Conversation in Australia.

  • by Daniel Flitton, Ebony Bowden
Spotlight on 'inhumane' treatment by Australia catches high-level attention in Iran

Spotlight on 'inhumane' treatment by Australia catches high-level attention in Iran

The brutal murder of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati at the Manus Island detention camp has been dramatised in a new play staged in the Iranian capital Tehran.

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Calls for Australia to reverse plans to boycott nuclear weapons talks

Calls for Australia to reverse plans to boycott nuclear weapons talks

Australia has taken a lone stand as the only country in its neighbourhood to boycott negotiations for a new global treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

  • by Daniel Flitton