Going after Islamic State fraught with traps for US
Research associate Tom Switzer says US President Barack Obama was right to order limited air strikes to stop jihadists from carrying out a genocide in northern Iraq. But that does not mean the US should broaden its capaign against the group known as Islamic State.
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Does the US have any choice but to accommodate Russian President Vladimir Putin's expansionist action in the Crimean peninsula? Research associate Tom Switzer will debate this question with journalist Masha Gessen.
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America's militarised police
Triple J Hack
The unrest in Ferguson following the shooting of African American teenager Michael Brown has put the focus on America's militarised police force. Lecturer David Smith discusses how high-tech weaponry has ended up in the hands of local cops and what, if anything, might change.
Trends Shaping the Future of Philanthropy
San Francisco and New York
Bradford K. Smith, president of the Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, discusses the trends shaping the future of philanthropy in the US, Australia and around the world.
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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
CEO Bates Gill discusses the growing rift between China and the US sparked by a close encounter between American surveillance planes and Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea.
With the latest AUSMIN talks cementing an agreement to base 2,500 US marines in Darwin by 2017, Australia's north has become the focus of a debate around defence spending and priorities. Adjunct professor with the Centre's Defence and Security Program Russell Trood joins an expert panel to discuss the issue.