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Bruce Wolpe

Who were the winners and losers, and what did we learn from former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony on Capitol Hill? Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe gives his key takeaways.

25 July 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

This highly charged day could either be explosive or anticlimactic in the extreme.

24 July 2019
 
Andrew Herrmann

Automation will increase demand for soft skills in the workforce

24 July 2019
 
Andrew Herrmann

As artificial intelligence technologies improve, technology will become even more pervasive in the workplace, requiring workers with technology-relevant skills.

18 July 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

The past three days in US politics have been very difficult – and ugly.

18 July 2019
 
Stephen Loosley

This moving cinematic experience demonstrates beyond doubt that some elements of America have not changed since the Great Depression.

18 July 2019
 
Jared Mondschein, Freya Zemek

US competition with China is here to stay. Australia can only duck and weave so long.

10 July 2019
 
Stephen Kirchner

It is likely that both US monetary and exchange rate policy will become increasingly politicised under Trump, not least because exchange rate policy is becoming entwined with the president’s trade war with the...

10 July 2019
 
John Lee

Back in 2014, then foreign minister Julie Bishop raised eyebrows when she described the US, not China, as our most important economic relationship. The argument was that one ought to consider foreign direct...

8 July 2019
 
Charles Edel

Today, as our democracy comes under pressure at home and from hostile actors abroad, the Declaration is as relevant as ever.

4 July 2019
 
Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone

Australian strategists must plan for worst-case scenarios. Yet we must also consider what strategic challenges are most likely to arise – and weigh up the opportunity costs that Canberra will incur if it...

4 July 2019
 
Bryden Spurling

Except for US national security adviser John Bolton, this latest fracas with Iran is a crisis nobody wants. Not the US, which is thoroughly fatigued with the Middle East, and has less need...

3 July 2019
 
Brendon O'Connor, Dan Dixon

An unprecedented 24 Democrats are currently running to be their party’s 2020 presidential nominee. Why are so many well-qualified, ambitious and smart people in the race?

2 July 2019
 
John Lee

The geopolitical chaos caused by Donald Trump simply highlight the US dollar's attractions over any of its rivals.

26 June 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

For President Trump, there is no more important international meeting in his presidency than this weekend’s G20 summit in Osaka. For a man who has mastered “the art of the deal”, he's regularly...

26 June 2019
 
Jared Mondschein

US President Donald Trump put a last-second halt to what would have been his third military action against targets in the Middle East, after hitting Syria twice. As bombastic as his Twitter account...

24 June 2019
 
Mia Love

With Democtatic frontrunner Joe Biden's announcement reversing his position on taxpayer-funded abortions, moderate voters in the US are left with few centre-left alternatives to Donald Trump, according to Mia Love.

21 June 2019
 
Charles Edel, John Lee

Australia and the United States have fought side-by-side in every major conflict for the past 100 years and remained treaty allies since 1951. But while the two nations have been close for so...

20 June 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

There has never been a Trump honeymoon. Nor any meaningful period of national unity under the 45th president’s leadership. He is the most unpopular president in modern American history, with poll approval ratings...

19 June 2019
 
Stephen Kirchner

With its official cash rate now expected to fall below 1%, it is increasingly likely the Reserve Bank will have to change its monetary policy instrument from interest rates to outright asset purchases...

19 June 2019