27 January

Palin the entertainer

US News & World Report

Sarah Palin

Research associate Nicole Hemmer says the decline of the former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's political fortunes was fully evident at a recent event for Iowa conservatives.


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23 January

US alliance in good shape

The Australian

James Brown

Moving beyond the platitudes that can dominate discussion of the Australia–US alliance, a recent Alliance 21 conference in Washington DC underlined the strength of the relationship, writes project director James Brown.


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James Brown

State of the Union and the Australia-US alliance

Director of the Alliance 21 James Brown discusses the feeling in the US after President Barack Obama's State of the Union and looks at the implications of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's remarks at the Alliance 21 conference in Washington DC.

Charles Shipan

Obama delivers hopeful State of the Union

Visiting fellow Charles Shipan analyses Barack Obama's seventh State of the Union address, which called for tax reform, paid parental leave, and free community college as part of a "middle-class economics" platform.

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