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3 minutes with George Takei

17 April 2015

What do Moreton Bay Bugs and Hillary Clinton have in common? We found out when we spoke to George Takei about his life, what he wish he'd studied at university and his thoughts on US politics. The interview was recorded before his Centre-supported Sydney Ideas talk at the University of Sydney. Watch online

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Anti-vaccination loophole for Christian Scientists

15 April 2015

ABC Radio PM

Anti-vaccination activists are trying to use a religious loophole granted to Christian Scientsts to escape new rules that would cut off their childcare and family assistance benefits. Lecturer David Smith looks at the small religion, whose origins lie in the United States. Listen online

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Troops in Iraq and US campaign under way

15 April 2015

ABC TV Breakfast

Former US ambassador to Australia and visiting professor Jeffrey Bleich discusses the latest in US politics including the ongoing fight against ISIS in the Middle East and the current US presidential field. Watch online

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Ex-US envoy defends Google, Microsoft in tax fight

15 April 2015

The Australian

Australian politicians have heavily criticised American technology giants Microsoft and Google for their low rate of taxation paid locally. Visiting professor Jeffrey Bleich says he is not surprised to see the US companies pushing back. Read article

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Terrorism to be fought in cyberspace

15 April 2015

ABC RN Breakfast

The massive hack of Sony Pictures last year has put cyberterrorism on the public radar and was the catalyst for President Obama to put cyber security at the top of his 2015 agenda. Former US Ambassador to Australia and Centre visiting professor Jeffrey Bleich discusses the way forward for Australia and the US. Listen online

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Why Hillary Clinton eating Chipotle is actually important

14 April 2015

SBS World News Online

As Hillary Clinton began campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, she was spotted ordering lunch from chain Mexican restaurant Chipotle. Lecturer David Smith explains why political candidates like to pursue the common touch. Read article

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Nothing new here

14 April 2015

US News & World Report

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio wants to double down on the most disastrous decade in US foreign policy history, says research associate Nicole Hemmer. Read article

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Is Marco Rubio ready to be president?

14 April 2015

ABC The Drum

Less extreme and more likeable than Ted Cruz, more mainstream and electable than Rand Paul, newly declared Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is one to watch. Research associate John Barron warns, however, that some leading Republicans might consider the first-term senator to be too inexperienced.  Read article

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Russia's missile deliveries to Iran a concern

14 April 2015

CNBC Asia Capital Connection

Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen says Russia's move to supply a missile defense system could disrupt the fine balance achieved by a US-led coalition two weeks ago over Iran's nuclear program. Watch online

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The Hillary Clinton story continues

14 April 2015

2SER Tuesday Daily

Hillary Clinton has officially confirmed speculation that she will run for President of the United States, continuing the Clinton Democratic legacy. Lecturer David Smith talks about her landmark campaign. Listen online

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Tom Switzer

Clinton's announcement won't silence critics

Research associate Tom Switzer discusses former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement that she is entering the 2016 presidential race and the lingering doubts about her intergrity that remain after Benghazi and her latest email controversy.


Malcolm Jorgensen

Building bridges to Asia

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has thrown her support behind China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. With the US increasingly isolated in their opposition to the AIIB, lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen says participation is in Australia's interest.
 

 

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