13 May 2011
Professor Christopher Parker argues that the majority of Tea Party enthusiasts will remain opposed to Barack Obama and his administration despite his successful hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Citing data from his forthcoming book Will the Real Americans Please Stand Up?: The Tea Party and Right-Wing Extremism in the United States (with Matt Barreto), Parker also says race is a significant factor fuelling right-wing extremism.
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US President Barack Obama has proclaimed a "new chapter" in US relations with Cuba, announcing moves to normalise diplomatic and economic ties. Lecturer Thomas Adams discusses what the changes mean.
A US Senate report has found that the CIA's post 9/11 interrogation program involved brutal, unapproved torture which failed to halt terror plots. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor says the revelations are not surprising but will be damaging.