Menu

Search

Tony Walker

Tony Walker

Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

The Australian Financial Review: International Editor (2010-2016), Washington correspondent (2004-2010), Political Editor (2000-2004), Financial Times: Middle East correspondent (1984-1993), Beijing bureau chief (1993-1998), North American correspondent 1998-2000. Publications include Arafat: The Biography (Virgin Books 2004) and The Thomson Five: A golfing legend's greatest triumphs (Melbourne University Press 2016). Graduate Australian National University BA.(1968) Dual Walkley award winner for commentary (2003 and 2007). Paul Lyneham Award Excellence Press Gallery journalism (2003).

Global Geopolitics Series

Israel's proposed annexation of the West Bank could bring a 'diplomatic tsunami'

Jul 02, 2020 15:56 pm UTC| Politics

In a deadly game of Middle East cat and mouse, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing to weigh his options in pushing ahead with plans to extend Israeli sovereignty over territories occupied by Israel in...

Global Geopolitics Series

Beware the 'cauldron of paranoia' as China and the US slide towards a new kind of cold war

May 26, 2020 08:47 am UTC| Insights & Views

In September 2005, before an audience of some of the most powerful business figures in the United States, then US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick unveiled his responsible stakeholder formula for Chinas global...

Netanyahu set to survive another knife-edge Israeli election

Mar 04, 2020 03:46 am UTC| Politics

Benjamin Netanyahu may well have survived to fight another day as Israels prime minister after a third knife-edge election in less than a year. However, it could be days, or even weeks, before a new Israeli government...

Global Geopolitics Series

Sanctions, a failing economy and coronavirus may cause Iran to change its involvement in Syria

Mar 01, 2020 12:54 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Irans emergence as a hot zone for the coronavirus further complicates that countrys relationships with its neighbours at a time when its economy is sliding deeper into recession. US President Donald Trumps maximum...

US under Trump Series

Why the global battle over Huawei could prove more disruptive than Trump's trade war with China

Feb 19, 2020 01:51 am UTC| Insights & Views

Chinas ambassador to Australia, Cheng Jingye, let the cat out of the bag this week when he lambasted Canberra over its decision to exclude Huawei from the build-out of Australias 5G network. In uncharacteristically...

Listen to your people Scott Morrison: the bushfires demand a climate policy reboot

Jan 07, 2020 15:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Frank Jotzo, the director of the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy at Australian National University, has some constructive advice for Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a column today for the ABC: do not waste an...

Global Geopolitics Series

2019 was a year of global unrest, spurred by anger at rising inequality – and 2020 is likely to be worse

Dec 10, 2019 05:15 am UTC| Insights & Views

2019 may well go down as the most disrupted year in global politics since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the subsequent implosion of the former Soviet Union. However, the likelihood is that 2020 will be worse,...

1 2 3 4 5 

Economy

Emirates issues over $517 million in refunds, more reimbursements expected

Dubai-based carrier Emirates has processed nearly 650,000 refunds amounting to over $517 million over the past two months while operating a decreased number of flights on a limited network. According to Chief Commercial...

India invites private firms to run and modernize railways

India is now inviting bids for private firms to invest $39.8 million in running trains along 109 routes to introduce modern technology and boost its virus-hit economy. The private players will have to pay a percentage...

Japan to shut down aging coal-fired power plants to reduce emissions

Japan will close about 100 of its aging coal-fired and inefficient power plants by fiscal 2030 to reduce carbon emissions and shift toward renewable energy. Industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce the...

S. Korea to back up 1,000 hydrogen businesses over 20 years

South Korea will support 1,000 businesses in the hydrogen industry over the next 20 years to develop a hydrogen-based ecosystem and economy. Consequently, the country will help create at least 500 companies in...

FxWirePro: Can USMCA & PMIs Bring In Optimism For Mexican Peso? Uphold USD/MXN Call Spreads

The recent publication of the PMIs in a number of countries illustrated a significant improvement of sentiment. It seems questionable though whether sentiment in Mexico has improved to the same extent (publication of the...

Politics

Resignation in protest of Ukraine's ex-central bank chief worries IMF

Yakiv Smoliys resignation in protest as Ukraines central bank chief due to systematic political pressure put at risk the countrys $5 billion economic assistance deal agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last...

Melania Trump is influential and has a sweet relationship with Donald Trump, Well-know hairstylist claims

Melania Trump has always been rumored to have a cold relationship with her husband, Donald Trump. She is also one of the famous personalities who receives many mean and hurtful comments that attack her character and most...

Donald Trump criticized: Ambassadors sold stocks as POTUS downplayed severity of pandemic

Until today, Donald Trump continues to get criticized for his administrations response to the coronavirus pandemic, and infamously, his own stance towards the pandemic. Recent reports have revealed that several ambassadors...

Donald Trump revelation: Appeals judge partially lifts restraining order blocking publication of niece Mary Trump's book

As Democrats continue to encourage others to register to vote and pushing for mail-in voting in the midst of the pandemic, former vice president Joe Biden hopes to protect the rights of Americans to vote. The Biden...

Donald Trump revelation: Appeals judge partially lifts restraining order blocking publication of niece Mary Trump's book

President Donald Trumps niece Mary Trump is set to publish her tell-all book that sheds more light on the Trump family. Following the temporary restraining order placed on both Mary Trump and publisher Simon Schuster, an...

Science

Archaeologists find skeletal remains of inmates in former NKVD prison

Much like the horrific Holocaust, there was also the regime of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin that led to the imprisonment and killing of thousands of people, with millions more dying under his reign. A recent discovery...

Aliens: Scientists develop calculator to count alien civilizations

The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe has been asked millions of times as far as one can remember. This question was front and center following the space missions that occurred in the 20th century,...

Archaeologists analyze screaming mummy to investigate supposed link to Ramses III's death

Ever since archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of famed Egyptian Pharaoh King Tutankhamun in 1922, there have been unusual deaths that have been linked to it. Scientists since then have tried to test the theory...

Author says 2,400-year old coin artifact may be proof that Atlantis is real

Atlantis is one of the most popular myths in history, with many wondering whether the city is actually real, based on the stories that have been told over time. An author and researcher may have unraveled the mystery...

Technology

Is the Pixel 4a launch imminent as Google discontinues the Pixel 3a series?

Google is no longer producing Pixel 3a and 3a XL units, reports found this week. The timing is interesting, especially since its successor Pixel 4a has been rumored to be announced this month. Pixel 4a release date in...

iPhone 12 could be delayed by four weeks to a couple of months but until 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably rocked the tech world, and Apple was not exempted. A new report offers a more vivid look into the possible delays the company might suffer in terms of releasing the anticipated iPhone...

iOS 14: 4 best security and privacy improvements launching later this year

After countless reports of mobile apps and other entities covertly collecting peoples data through the devices they use, iPhone users should pay attention to the security and privacy features launching on iOS 14. Luckily,...

iPhone SE 2021 will keep the A13 Bionic and that’s fine

Reports have it that the new iPhone SE was planned to arrive in two models this year. However, Apple revived its mid-range smartphone lineup with just one variant last April. Later, there have been claims that the tech...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.