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Meet the new Republicans

1 September 2015

US News & World Report

Conservative politics and the Republican Party have changed in four major ways over the past decade, says research associate Nicole Hemmer. Read article

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Climate, war and democracy

31 August 2015

ABC Q&A

Research associate Tom Switzer joins a panel of experts from the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House to discuss a wide range of domestic and international issues, including the popularity of Donald Trump, climate change, gun control in the United States and democracy in the Middle East. Listen online

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Yes he Kanye? Um, probably not.

31 August 2015

The Daily Mail

Lecturer Thomas Adams says although stranger things have happened, a Kanye West bid for the White House, mooted by the rapper at MTV's Video Music Awards, was unlikely to succeed. Read article

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Guam a key part of Pentagon strategy

31 August 2015

ABC Radio Australia Pacific Beat

Modernising the US military's Guam-based assets are part of the Pentagon's new maritime security strategy, released earlier this month. Alliance 21 research fellow Ashley Townsend says Washington's Asia Pacific Maritime Security Strategy addresses China's aggressive moves in the North and East China Seas. Listen online

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A tale of two Katrinas

30 August 2015

Huffington Post

Lecturer Thomas Adams says the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina affected all residents regardless of their income or racial status. What happened to New Orleans afterward, however, was shaped intrinsically by imbalances in wealth and power. Read article

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How the ruling class remade New Orleans

29 August 2015

Jacobin

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, reformers and civic boosters are celebrating the rebirth of New Orleans. Lecturer Thomas Adams asks whether efforts to use the city as a blank slate for reform have done anything to address inequality. Read article

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China may fear reputation damage more than military threats

29 August 2015

The Guardian

To effectively prevent China from militarising its new islands, the United States should look to regional economic, rather than military, threats, says Alliance 21 research fellow Ashley Townshend. Read article

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Hurricane Katrina ten years on

28 August 2015

ABC TV The World

On the 10th anniversary since Hurricane Katrina, honorary professor Edward Blakely, the executive director of recovery management for New Orleans at the time, discusses the disaster, the effect it had on local communities, and what its mismanagement highlighted about inequality in the United States. Watch online

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Ten years since Hurricane Katrina

28 August 2015

ABC NewsRadio

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the city's resilience. Honourary professor Edward Blakely, who was brought in as a 'recovery tsar' in New Orleans, discusses the legacy of the devastating hurricane. Listen online

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Inside New Orleans

28 August 2015

2SER Friday Daily

In the early hours of August 29th 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, killing nearly 2000 people, causing more than $100 billion dollars in damage and increasing the already considerably poverty among its people. 10 years on, honorary professor Edward Blakely looks at the journey the city has been on since then. Listen online

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Tom Switzer

Climate, war and democracy

Research associate Tom Switzer joins a panel of experts to discuss a wide range of issues, including the popularity of Donald Trump, gun control in the United States and democracy in the Middle East.


Edward Blakely

Hurrican Katrina 10 years on

On the 10th anniversary since Hurricane Katrina, honorary professor Edward Blakely, discusses the disaster and what its mismanagement highlighted about inequality in the United States.

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