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A bridge too far?

3 July 2015

ABC The Drum

Both the greatest asset and the greatest liability for Chris Christie's chance of securing the Republican presidential nomination is Chris Christie himself. Research associate John Barron consider whether the New Jersey governor is a breath of fresh air, or just hot air. Read article

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Parents of US hostages reveal secret, daring mission

3 July 2015

News.com.au

Americans with family members captured by terrorists have risked prosecution by trying to circumvent US government prohibitions on paying ransom money, but a new Obama administration will ensure criminal charges are not pursued. Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen, however, explains that the shift in policy is more political than substantive. Read article

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Heather Ridout: Australia will regret signing away rights

2 July 2015

Australian Financial Review

The prospects of the TPP being negotiated by 12 countries, including Australia and the United States, loomed large over discussions at a Centre conference on US–Australia trade. Chair of Australian Super Heather Ridout warned including investor-state dispute mechanisms in the agreement would be inimical to Australia's interests. Read article

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Remarks by Robert Zoellick on AUSFTA

2 July 2015

The Australia–US Free Trade Agreement: 10 Year Celebration Conference: remarks by Robert B. Zoellick. Read online

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Robert Zoellick on the TPP and Greece

1 July 2015

ABC 7:30

Former president of the World Bank Robert Zoellick, who was in Australia to speak at Centre conference on US–Australia trade, discusses the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the US–Australia Free Trade Agreement, and the current economic turmoil in Greece. Watch online

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From hope to grace

30 June 2015

US News & World Report

Research associate Nicole Hemmer says President Barack Obama's Charleston eulogy bookends his Jeremiah Wright speech on race. Read article

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Obama has best week of second term

30 June 2015

Sky News

Research associate Tom Switzer joins an expert panel to discuss the week in US politics, including the moving eulogy delivered by the President in Charleston, South Carolina. Watch online

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Is US Congress the main impediment to a rules-based order?

30 June 2015

The Lowy Interpreter

Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen says Barack Obama's struggles to obtain fast-track authority from Congress to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership is indicative of the obstacles the legislative branch poses to coherent American leadership in the Asia–Pacific. Read article

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US politics and the role of religion

30 June 2015

ABC Classic FM Midday with Margaret Throsby

Lecturer David Smith discusses his work on American politics and religion in the United States including on including Mitt Romney and anti-Mormonism, and the causes and political consequences of the belief that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Listen online

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Progress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

29 June 2015

ABC Lateline

Former deputy director-general of the World Trade Organization Andrew Stoler, who will be speaking at the Centre's conference on the Australia–US trade relationship, looks back at the benefits of the free trade deal agreed to by the two nations in 2005 and forward to the potential Trans-Pacific Partnership. Watch online

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Stoler

Progress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Former deputy director-general of the World Trade Organization Andrew Stoler, who will be speaking at the Centre's conference on the Australia–US trade relationship, looks back at the benefits of the 2005 free trade deal between the two nations and forward to the potential Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Rodney Taveira

Why study Parks and Recreation?

Coordinator of the Centre's Stand Up USA: American Humour and Comedy unit Rodney Taveira explains the hidden elements of American society revealed by US TV series Parks and Recreation.

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