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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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Enemy of the State

19 May 2015

US News & World Report

An anonymously-sourced Seymour Hersh story published in the London Review of Books says the killing of Osama bin Laden was undertaken with the secret cooperation of the Pakistani government. Research associate Nicole Hemmer says that it is government secrecy, not conspiracy theories, that poses the real threat to democracy. Read article

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Boston Bomber receives death penalty

19 May 2015

2SER The Daily

Last month Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on charges related to the bombing of the Boston Marathon in 2013 and this week he was handed the death sentence by lethal injection. Lecturer David Smith discusses the implications of the decision. Listen online

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Tensions rising in the South China Sea

19 May 2015

Bloomberg TV

Research associate Tom Switzer discusses US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to China, the changing security relations in the region and the unresolved issue of the tensions in the South China Sea. Listen online

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The birth of electropop

18 May 2015

FBi Radio Up For It

Japanese electronic act Yellow Magic Orchestra have contributed to the formation of countless genres from house and techno to hip-hop. Lecturer Rebecca Sheehan looks the band and the largely forgotten influence they have had on Western pop music. Listen online

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Aussie base for US bombers won't fly

16 May 2015

The Australian

American officials in Canberra have denied that long-range B-1 bombers and surveillance aircraft would be stationed in Australia. Director of the Centre's Alliance 21 project James Brown said parts of the Pentagon is considering rotating B-1s through Australia, but no formal agreement has been reached. Read article

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US says no bombers planned for Aust

16 May 2015

Sky News

The United States has dismissed reports that long-range bombers could be based in Australia, saying there are no plans to even rotate B-1 planes through the Top End. Research associate Tom Switzer looks at the impact of the incident on relations with China. Watch online

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