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Notes on America: Open Day, 2016 options, and US-China-Aus Triangle

28 August 2015

In this edition:

  • Experience Centre life at Open Day
  • Centre prospectus for 2016 launched
  • Building links between the US, China, and Australia
  • Events and commentary
  • Read online

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Latest US shooting unlikely to impact gun control

28 August 2015

ABC Radio PM

The murders on live television of a young reporter and her cameraman have put gun control back on the national agenda in the US. But as lecturer Rodney Taveira notes, the likelihood of action in the face of the powerful gun lobby is unlikely. Listen online

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US request to join fight in Syria carries legal risk

27 August 2015

Fairfax Media

The United States has formally requested that Australia's support in the fight against Islamic State be extended beyond Iraq to include Syria. Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen considers the legal implications involved in Australia expanding its mission. Read article

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Intervention in Syria risks serious consequences

26 August 2015

ABC 730

Australian fighter jets could soon be attacking Islamic State targets in Syria after a request for intervention from the United States. Alliance 21 director James Brown says there is division in the Defence department about how to proceed. Watch online

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Why the GOP should support birthright citizenship

25 August 2015

US News & World Report

Research associate Nicole Hemmer says no principle expresses American exceptionalism and optimism better than birthright citizenship, and the GOP should be defending it rather than attacking it. Read article

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Why Republicans reject the Iran deal — and all diplomacy

25 August 2015

The New York Times

President Barack Obama says Republicans oppose his nuclear deal with Iran for the same reasons they preferred military action over diplomacy in Iraq in 2003. Research associates Nicole Hemmer and Tom Switzer, however, say conservative suspicion of diplomacy dates back to 1945. Read article

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Emmett Till’s death, 60 years on

25 August 2015

News.com.au

Sixty years after Emmett Till, an African American teenager, was murdered by two white men in Mississippi as revenge for what they saw as disrespectful behaviour toward a white woman, racial justice is again in the news. Lecturer Thomas Adams says the brutality of the killing galvanised black America at the time. Read article

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Are we ready for the big challenges facing our cities?

24 August 2015

The Fifth Estate

Chair of the Centre's Future Cities Collaborative project Edward Blakely discusses how American cities' experiments in density and taxation can improve urban environments. Read article

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Carter's historic second act

23 August 2015

The New York Daily News

Jimmy Carter was criticised while in office,  but he's since achieved a model post-presidency. Research associate Nicole Hemmer says his evangelical-inspired approach did not always serve him well in the White House, but it made his post-presidency the most important in American history. Read article

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Expanding the fight against Islamic State

21 August 2015

2GB Radio

Australia has been asked by the United States to expand its role in the Middle East to help defeat Islamic State. Alliance 21 director James Brown discusses what's next. Listen online

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