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Fool's gold

26 May 2015

US News & World Report

Straw polls, like the Southern Republican Leadership Conference's one Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson won over the weekend, draw a lot of attention. Research associate Nicole Hemmer explain why the results of these polls don't matter. Read article

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Do targets remove gender bias in the workforce?

26 May 2015

ABC TV The Drum

Gender bias against women in the workplace hasn't gone away despite decades of laws aimed at improving equal pay and opportunities. Visiting professor Iris Bohnet discusses how we can address unconcious bias in hiring and promotion ahead of the W21 public event on closing the gender gap. Watch online

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Australia's first counter-terrorism coordinator named

25 May 2015

ABC News Radio

Australia has appointed its first counter-terrorism coordinator as the United States defence secretary accused Iraqi forces of lacking the will to fight Islamic State. Alliance 21 director James Brown says addressing why Australia is seeing more foreign fighters per capita than the US will be one of the main focuses of the new role. Listen online

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The radical underpinnings of Devo

25 May 2015

FBi Radio

Formed in the shadow of the Kent State University shootings in 1970, Devo took an unorthodox approach that has inspired countless musicians since. Lecturer Rebecca Sheehan looks at the history of the band and offers a few explainations for their cult following and lasting impact. Listen online

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More US citizens coming to Australia than other way around

24 May 2015

The Age

No country in the world has more Americans living there than the US has of their people — except Australia. Centre CEO Bates Gill says that economic factors play an important role, as well as Australia's proximity to the Asia–Pacific. Read article

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China-US tensions rise over man-made islands

23 May 2015

Sky News

In an international first, the Pentagon has declassified video of the Chinese Navy creating three man-made islands in contested waters in the Spratly archipelago. Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen looks at the rising tensions in the South China Sea. Listen online

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Bridging the China gulf

22 May 2015

The Australian

Australia’s diplomatic skills are bound to be severely tested as the relationship between China and the US grows more contentious. Visiting professor Linda Jakobson says Australia must work out reasonable and workable ways forward among its diverse China constituencies. Read article

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Sino–US rivalry puts us in a bind

22 May 2015

The Australian

Australia figures more prominently in US foreign policy than at any time since World War II. Research associate Tom Switzer says Australia must nevertheless recognise that the rise of China increasingly means different things for Canberra and Washington. Read article

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Islamic State advance in Syria

21 May 2015

ABC News Radio

Islamic State militants have seized full control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen discusses this development and the other major international issues. Listen online

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Is Islamic State winning the Iraq war?

21 May 2015

Fairfax Online

Pressure is mounting on US President Barack Obama to rethink his Iraq strategy following the capture of Ramadi by Islamic State fighters. Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen discusses the latest from Iraq and who is in control in the region. Watch online

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