22 January

Obama's oratory is faint-hearted on trade

The Australian Financial Review


Barack Obama's lack of attention to the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in his State of the Union address portends poorly for his ability to bring recalcitrant members of his own party around on the deal, writes research associate Tom Switzer.


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22 January

Obama looks to his legacy in State of the Union

The Age


This year's State of the Union address was more about politics than policy, despite the president's frequent assertion that ideas and not partisanship should guide the national debate, writes lecturer Sarah Graham.


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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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