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Disputes over the Keystone XL pipeline

27 February 2015

2SER Friday Daily

Honorary professor Edward Blakely discusses the latest on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline system that continues to divide politics in the US. Listen online

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The legacy of George W. Bush

26 February 2015

ABC Radio National Between The Lines

How will history remember the presidency of George W. Bush? Author and historian James Mann speaks to research associate Tom Switzer, arguing that the verdict won’t be favourable, given most of his far-reaching and important initiatives turned out disastrously. Listen online

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Australia to boost troop numbers in Iraq

26 February 2015

ABC Radio National Breakfast

Political leadership is lagging behind the commitments that the Australian army is making to supporting the United States in it's fight in Iraq. Alliance 21 director James Brown looks at why Australia is increasing its troop comitment. Listen online

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Notes on America: Arts fellowship, Affordable housing, and Thawley thanked

25 February 2015

In this edition:

  • Creative arts fellowship awarded
  • US lessons on affordable housing
  • Thawley thanked for service
  • Events and commentary
  • Read online

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Blame Jon Stewart for MSNBC's woes

24 February 2015

US News & World Report

The left-wing alternative to Fox isn't liberal-minded cable news, says research associate Nicole Hemmer. Comedians like Jon Stewart and John Oliver are already doing the job. Read article

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Students say G'Day USA

20 February 2015

United States Studies Centre students have just returned from a two-week tour of the United States, meeting major players in the Australia–US relationship. The trip was part of the inaugural American Insights Tour, held in association with the Australian government's G'Day USA program, which promotes Australian capabilities and interests in the US. Read more

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The new special relationship

19 February 2015

Foreign Affairs

The intensified US–Australian relationship in recent years has attracted little congressional attention and awareness among the American public. Nevertheless, CEO Bates Gill and research associate Tom Switzer say Australia now figures more prominently in US foreign policy than at any time since the Second World War. Read article

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War of ideas in the Middle East

19 February 2015

ABC 24 The World

Barack Obama has used a foreign policy address to cast jihadists and Islamic State militants as outsiders and ideological extremists in an attempt to build a coalition of allies in the Middle East. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor analyses the speech, contrasting it with Republican Jeb Bush's tough talk on the issue. Watch online

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US and Australian diplomacy

19 February 2015

ABC Radio National Between The Lines

Former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton discusses Australian diplomacy in the Bali Nine case and raises concerns with Barack Obama’s lead from behind approach to foreign policy with research associate Tom Switzer. Listen online

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Notes on America: Theatre production, Sustainable fuels, and the Smart Grid

19 February 2015

In this edition:

  • Centre gets Grounded
  • Smarter grid, cleaner energy
  • Sustainable fuels take off
  • Events and commentary
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