William Roberts

William Roberts

US Midterms 2018

Trump weighs on House Republicans as midterm campaign starts

Republicans face credible challenges in 62 congressional districts in November while Democrats face competition in four.

Trump weighs on House Republicans as midterm campaign starts

United States

Trump, Putin meet in shadow of US election hack charges

Helsinki summit comes days after 12 Russians are charged for hacking Democrat emails to tilt US vote in Trump's favour.

Trump, Putin meet in shadow of US election hack charges

United States

Trump-Kim summit generates momentum, hard diplomacy lies ahead

Reaching real peace will take years, US analysts say, as this goes well beyond just reducing military postures.

Trump-Kim summit generates momentum, hard diplomacy lies ahead

Donald Trump

Analysis: Trump's withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal isolates US

US president's decision to pull out of 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement raises uncertainties in post-JCPOA world.

Analysis: Trump's withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal isolates US

US State Department

After Tillerson, is Gulf crisis heading for a long 'cold peace'?

US President Trump had been at odds with Tillerson, seen as a 'voice of moderation' on key foreign policy issues.

After Tillerson, is Gulf crisis heading for a long 'cold peace'?

Donald Trump

Trump delivers politically divisive, nationalist speech

As US president delivers first State of the Union address, analysts say his achievements have so far been limited.

Trump delivers politically divisive, nationalist speech

Jerusalem

Trump's Jerusalem move: 'A blunder with consequences'

Analysts say Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a mistake with international consequences.

Trump's Jerusalem move: 'A blunder with consequences'

Donald Trump

Trump in Asia: Conundrum over N Korea's nuclear threat

Alarms raised globally over both Kim and Trump's unpredictability - and relative inexperience on the world stage.

Trump in Asia: Conundrum over N Korea's nuclear threat

Afghanistan

Trump's Afghan escalation and the Pakistan conundrum

As troops deployed, analysts say key to ending the US' longest war is navigating the rocky relationship with Pakistan.

Trump's Afghan escalation and the Pakistan conundrum

United States

US Senate narrowly approves $500m Saudi weapons sale

Critical lawmaker highlights 'humanitarian nightmare' in Yemen war as reason not to transfer $500m in bombs to Riyadh.

US Senate narrowly approves $500m Saudi weapons sale

Middle East

US senators push for strategy amid Qatar-Gulf crisis

American legislators express concern over intensifying dispute in the Middle East after embargo slapped on Qatar.

US senators push for strategy amid Qatar-Gulf crisis

Saudi Arabia

Questions raised over $110bn arms deal to Saudi Arabia

Donald Trump green-lighting weapon sales withheld by Obama over concerns about Saudi Arabia's conduct of war in Yemen.

Questions raised over $110bn arms deal to Saudi Arabia