25 August 

Let Indian military train in northern Australia, leading defence scholar says

The Sydney Morning Herald


Australia should give the Indian military access to Darwin and key training ranges in the far north as part of a deepening of defence ties between the two countries and the United States, according to a new Centre report.


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Competition: "Diplomat for a Day" 

Win a trip to Canberra

US Embassy

The US Studies Centre and the US Embassy in Canberra are offering current University of Sydney students the chance to win a trip to Canberra and act as a US Foreign Service Officer on Election Day 2016

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24 August 

Australia's ambivalence makes it vulnerable

The Wall Street Journal Asia


With Washington’s rising focus on Asia, America’s close and longstanding alliance with Australia has taken on new significance says Alliance 21 fellow Richard Fontaine.


3 September

US politics: Even worse than it looks

Sydney Opera House


Is American politics dysfunctional or does it just look that way? Is the damage fatal to the democratic system? Find out what our experts have to say at this Festival of Dangerous Ideas event.

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