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Can Jeb Bush break conservative media?

24 March 2015

US News & World Report

Conservative media personalities can't bestow the Republican Party nomination on a candidate, but they do play a big part in the selection process. Research associate Nicole Hemmer considers whether Jeb Bush could break the hold Fox News and similar outlets have over the GOP. Read article

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Cruz candidacy kicks off presidential race

24 March 2015

ABC 24 The Drum

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has become the first candidate to formally declare their candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, marking the official start of the race to the White House. Research associate Tom Switzer takes a look at Cruz and the other potential nominess. Watch online

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Ted Cruz's campaign a test for the Tea Party

24 March 2015

ABC The Drum

Ted Cruz might never be the US president, but his freshly announced campaign will reveal whether the Tea Party and libertarian factions of the GOP can be drawn successfully into a wider conservative coalition, says research associate John Barron. Read article

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Australia moves away from US on Asian bank

23 March 2015

CCTV America

Australia looks poised to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank despite protests from the United States. Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen looks at the case for and against signing up. Watch online

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Gender, protest and Sinead O'Connor

23 March 2015

FBi Radio

With Sinead O'Connor touring Australia, lecturer Rebecca Sheehan looks at the musical legacy of the Irish singer-songwriter and how her image, attitude and sound combined to challenge a range of musical and gender norms. Listen online

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Malcolm Fraser's foreign policy wisdom

20 March 2015

The Lowy Interpreter

On the death of former Malcolm Fraser, research associate Tom Switzer eulogises the former prime minister and salutes his foreign policy nous, both while in government and in the decades after. Read article

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Who will represent the Republicans in 2016?

20 March 2015

2SER Friday Daily

Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, but who will lead the Republicans? Honorary professor Edward Blakely looks at the field so far and what we can expect from the primary process. Listen online

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Iraq's woes stem from Bush

20 March 2015

The Age

Democracy meant that the majority Shiites became the new winners in post-Saddam Iraq; and the minority Sunnis the new losers, writes research associate Tom Switzer. Read more

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Looking back at the 2003 Iraq invasion

19 March 2015

ABC Radio National Between the Lines

Research associate Tom Switzer reflects on the wisdom of the decision to invade Iraq in 2003 and whether that mission sowed the seeds for the mayhem we’re seeing in the region a dozen years later. Listen online

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Tragic delusions

19 March 2015

The National Interest

Many supporters of the US's invasion of Iraq still refuse to acknowledge its ongoing impact on the nation today. Research associate Tom Switzer says neo-conservatives should abandon their foreign-policy fairy tales. Read article

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Tom Switzer

Are we overcommitting in Iraq?

Australia's committment of more troops to the fight in Iraq represents dangerous mission creep in a conflict that many Americans are already weary of, says research associate Tom Switzer.


Malcolm Jorgensen

Netanyahu plays wedge politics in the US

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has put himself in an awkward position between Congress and the White House in a bid to influence American foreign policy towards Iran. Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen looks at the move.


 

 

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