Newsroom

Don't isolate Russia

28 July 2014

The American Conservative

The conventional wisdom in the West blames the turmoil in Eastern Europe on Vladimir Putin’s goal to recreate the former Soviet Empire. Research associate Tom Switzer says disasters like MH17 could recur if Washington can't understand Russia's interests. Read online

Bookmark and Share 0 Comments


MH17, Gaza, and immigration

28 July 2014

ABC News 24

Lecturer David Smith looks at the latest news from Ukraine, Israel, and the commonalities between Australia's asylum seeker politics and the current US border crisis. Watch online

Bookmark and Share 0 Comments


Cold War revisited?

27 July 2014

Radio National Sunday Extra

The shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 has focused world attention on the conflict over east Ukraine and more broadly on Russia's role. Research associate Tom Switzer says the West bears some culpability for the turmoil in the region. Listen online

Bookmark and Share 0 Comments


Jungle politics

25 July 2014

ABC Radio National The List

Hyped British band Jungle has gone to great lengths to conceal their identity, using black people and cultural iconography in their publicity material. Lecturer Rebecca Sheehan looks at the band's place in the history of white people appropriating African American ideas. Listen online

Bookmark and Share 0 Comments


Iggy Azalea, Jungle, and appropriation

25 July 2014

Overland

Artists like Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and British duo Jungle have received sale and critical acclaim, but less attention has been paid to their relationship with the African American culture on which they base their sound. Lecturer Rebecca Sheehan looks at the history of "love and theft" between white and black artists. Read article

Bookmark and Share 0 Comments


When peace seemed possible

24 July 2014

ABC Radio PM

Could relations between Israel and the Arab Middle East regain the optimism surrounding the Carter-era Camp David accords? Visiting professor James Fallows, who was a staffer in the Carter White House, compares the prospects for peace during the 1970s with today. Listen online

Bookmark and Share 0 Comments


Planes still being shot in skies over Ukraine

24 July 2014

Triple J Hack

Despite the international outcry over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the civil war in Ukraine continues and neither side is observing the ceasefire. Research associate Tom Switzer says the West must take care in its negotiations with Russia or the situation could spiral out of control. Listen online

Bookmark and Share 0 Comments


Never say die

24 July 2014

Spectator UK

From his election to Congress in 1946 to his resignation from the presidency in 1974, Richard Nixon was written off time and again. Research associate Tom Switzer reviews Nixon aide Patrick J. Buchanan's account of how Dwight Eisenhower's vice president went from the doghouse to the White House in eight years. Read article

Bookmark and Share 0 Comments


Notes on America: Flight MH17, Defence dialogue, and Pop West

24 July 2014

In this edition:

  • US urges Russian cooperation with MH17 investigation
  • Alliance 21 supports defence dialogue
  • Centre looks west for pop symposium
  • Events and commentary
  • Read online

Bookmark and Share 0 Comments


Texas calls in National Guard to stop "alien" invasion

23 July 2014

ABC Radio PM

Texas governor Rick Perry has ordered the National Guard to his state's southern border in response to the immigration crisis engulfing the United States. Research associate Nicole Hemmer says the troops can't actually do anything, and Perry's move is a political ploy positioning him for a 2016 presidential run. Listen online

Bookmark and Share 0 Comments


Next »