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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With Australia raising its terror alert level to high and Obama announcing a plan of action in the Middle East, debates about the alliance and its role in the War on Terror are re-emerging. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor joins an expert panel to discuss the next steps in Iraq and Syria.
Barack Obama's major address on his Islamic State strategy promised air strikes but can a satisfactory resolution be reached without ground troops? Research associate Tom Switzer joins a panel to read between the lines of the President's speech.