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Tom Corben

The ongoing absence of a US ambassador to Australia has generated plenty of political and academic debate over whether or not the Trump administration is taking the ANZUS alliance seriously. While the current...

28 June 2018
Elliott Brennan

Donald Trump insists that trade wars are “good and easy to win” and that the United States has nothing to lose from taking a confrontational approach to China on trade, citing the size...

25 June 2018
Elliott Brennan

From the Mexican border wall to refugee swap deals from Manus and Nauru, immigration has been a recurring point of tension during the Trump administration. But debate over a group of between 700,000-800,000...

16 April 2018
Jared Mondschein

The United States and Australia enjoy a deep and multi-faceted relationship spanning many years and generations. Having fought in every major war together for the past century and bound by a formal military...

14 April 2018
Elliott Brennan

Gun violence remains one of the most vexing issues in the United States. Since 1968, more Americans have now died at the barrel of a gun in civilian society than the sum total...

6 March 2018
Dougal Robinson

Admiral Harry Harris, the top US military commander in the Indo-Pacific, is set to be formally nominated as the US Ambassador to Australia in two weeks, when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets President...

7 February 2018
Ryan Hawkins

This reference guide documents all in-person interactions between Australian prime ministers and US presidents since the beginning of the George W. Bush administration. It details the location of meetings, main topics of discussion...

2 November 2017