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Rodney Taveira

USSC lecturer in American studies Dr Rodney Taveira authored the chapter The Divine Violence of Underworld USA in the book The Big Somewhere: Essays on James Ellroy's Noir World.

James Ellroy's identity as...

20 July 2018
Stephen Loosley

Arizona Republican John McCain is among the most powerful people to have occupied a US Senate seat. An undoubted war hero ­(despite the trashing of his reputation by Donald Trump) who suffered mightily...

16 July 2018
Stephen Loosley

On the evening of the first day of the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, the Union forces at Pittsburgh Landing reflected the partial rout that had been suffered. As reinforcements were ferried...

13 June 2018
Stephen Loosley

Earlier this year, I reviewed Michael Wolff’s sensational, lacerating book on the Trump ­administration, Fire and Fury. Some claimed the book would bring down Donald Trump. It did not, of course. It has...

14 May 2018
Stephen Loosley

USSC visiting fellow Stephen Loosley reviews Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury for The Australian. Loosley writes that Wolff's account of the first year of the presidency is lightweight but engaging.

13 January 2018
Dougal Robinson

In the latest edition of the Security Challenges journal, USSC research fellow Dougal Robinson describes how relations between the United States and Australia have stabilised after the infamous Trump-Turnbull phone call in January...

5 December 2017
Rodney Taveira

The state institutions portrayed in the HBO crime procedural True Detective are innately and structurally corrupt. Local mayors’, state governors’, and district attorneys’ offices, city and county police, and sheriff’s departments commit and...

24 November 2017
Charles Edel

Jeremi Suri’s The Impossible Presidency grounds contemporary debates about the presidency in a historical understanding of the office — and shows why its recent occupants don’t measure up.

26 October 2017
Stephen Loosley

This is a moving book in which the defeated­ Democrat, Hillary Rodham Clinton, muses on the outcome of last year’s US presidential election. It’s about the success of Donald Trump as well as...

14 October 2017
Rodney Taveira, Aaron Nyerges

Ever since billionaire Donald Trump declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in June 2015, politicians (both Democratic and Republican), the media, and the global public have expressed an escalating concern...

15 July 2017
Rodney Taveira, Aaron Nyerges

In late 2014, a film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco found itself at the center of a political and corporate crisis. The film, entitled The Interview, featured the duo as tabloid journalists recruited...

30 June 2017
Stephen Loosley

USSC visiting fellow Stephen Loosley reviews Craig Collie’s book Code Breakers for The Australian.

22 April 2017
Gorana Grgic

Centre lecturer Gorana Grgic co-authored (with Benjamin E. Goldsmith, Dimitri Semenovich and Arcot Sowmya) this article published in the journal, World Politics.

8 March 2017
Gorana Grgic

In the last years of their existence, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) found themselves facing a similar and very grim state of affairs...

16 February 2017
Adam Lockyer

How would we know a good defence strategy if we saw one? The Asian Century is challenging many of the traditional assumptions at the heart of Australian defence policy and strategy. Defence scholars...

31 January 2017
Gorana Grgic

Centre lecturer Dr Gorana Grgic reviews Andrew Rojecki's book America and the Politics of Insecurity for The RUSI Journal.

21 December 2016
Rodney Taveira, Aaron Nyerges

This special issue of the Australasian Journal of American Studies, edited by the Centre's Rodney Taveira and Aaron Nyerges, arose out of a conference held at the US Studies Centre in June 2015...

15 July 2016
James Brown

The United States Studies Centre's James Brown is the author of Quarterly Essay 62, looking to history, strategy and his own experience to explore these questions. He examines the legacy of the Iraq...

20 June 2016
Rebecca Sheehan

This article by Centre lecturer Dr Rebecca Sheehan published in Australian Feminist Studies examines Germaine Greer’s reception in the United States in 1971, the year that The Female Eunuch was first published there. Using hundreds...

3 June 2016
Rodney Taveira

This essay by Centre lecturer Dr Rodney Taveira examines the loop of contemporary American literary production and reception. Firstly, Taveira reads Nam Le's 'Meeting Elise,' from The Boat (2008), Le's much-awarded collection of short stories set...

3 June 2016