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Ali Wyne

The primary challenge to the pivot to Asia comes from other foreign-policy priorities.

29 June 2015
Marc-William Palen

This essay by Marc-William Palen seeks to trace the many—and often conflicting—economic ideological interpretations of the transatlantic abolitionist impulse. In particular, it explores the contested relationship between free-trade ideology and transatlantic abolitionism, and...

4 June 2015
Bob Carr

The Australian–US relationship today is so comfortable it's hard to imagine a time when the two nations considered abandoning their alliance. Former Australian minister for foreign affairs Bob Carr reviews a new book by research...

30 May 2015
Neville Meaney

There is much more to the story of Australia simply following the Mother Country into battle

24 April 2015
John Judis

A successful agreement with Iran will have repercussions far beyond nuclear proliferation.

13 April 2015
Daniel McCarthy

Marco Rubio is trying to unite the four different factions of modern American conservatism.

13 April 2015
Tom Switzer

When George W. Bush left office as one of the most unpopular presidents in modern times, he predicted he would be vindicated by history. In this review of James Mann's account of the...

4 April 2015
David Robert Howell

PhD candidate David Howell reviews Sino–US Relations and the Role of Emotion in State Action: Understanding Post–Cold War Crisis Interactions by Taryn Shepperd.

3 February 2015
Marc-William Palen

Debunking the common laissez-faire myth surrounding turn-of-the-century American foreign relations allows for a reconceptualisation of American imperialism from 1890 to 1913. The Republican Party, the party of protectionism, found itself riven by internal...

13 January 2015
Jonathan Bradley

How Republican lions set the scene for the triumph of movement conservatism in the United States

3 December 2014
Peter Hatemi, Adam Lockyer

by Adam Lockyer and Peter K. Hatemi

Humans, despite the country they inhabit, the social structures they constitute, and the forms of governments they live under, universally possess political attitudes; that is, those attitudes...

4 November 2014
Leah Farrall

A former senior mujahidin figure and an ex-counter-terrorism analyst cooperating to write a book on the history and legacy of Arab-Afghan fighters in Afghanistan is a remarkable and improbable undertaking. Yet this is...

3 November 2014

The 18th issue of the Centre's magazine, American Review.

3 November 2014
Tom Switzer

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's politics might have been tumultuous over the past few years, but even in its most parlous state, the Gillard government was able to pass carbon tax legislation. By contrast...

25 October 2014
Mary Kissel

Hillary Clinton’s account of her time as secretary of state is no companion to Kissinger’s Diplomacy or Thatcher’s Statecraft

10 October 2014
Roger Benjamin

A special edition of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (Vol 14, Issue 1, 2014), edited by the US Studies Centre's Professor Roger Benjamin has been published. Entitled “American Art, Australian...

18 September 2014
Tim Stanley

For all the 37th president’s flaws, he had an amazing ability to bounce back from serious setbacks

17 September 2014
Thomas Adams

Like the ideology undergirding Occupy Wall Street, Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century exhibits a marked lack of historical consciousness and complexity, writes lecturer Thomas Adams. In this essay, he argues...

19 August 2014
Bates Gill

US Studies Centre CEO Dr Bates Gill has contributed the chapter "Untapped Trilateralism: Common Economic and Security Interests of the European Union, the United States and China" to a new book exploring the economic...

13 August 2014
Hugh White

The former prime minister is right to question the bipartisan complacency about the US–Australia alliance, but he overstates his case for abandonment

13 August 2014