• Arvanitakis on American politics: Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan – What is it all about?

    James Arvanitakis     |      April 10, 2021

    Joe Biden has unveiled a $2 trillion ‘infrastructure plan’ to “Build Back Better”, but the scheme goes well beyond the usual aspects of transport and construction.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: How Trump may have saved democracy

    James Arvanitakis     |      March 27, 2021

    Former President Trump’s assault on evidence based policy, international organisations and democracy itself may actually serve to strengthen these institutions in the future.

  • Asia and the USA after Trump

    ANU Editorial Board     |      March 18, 2021

    Donald Trump’s disastrous Presidency damaged the USA’s relations with its Asian allies, and President Biden has many bridges to rebuilt to contain the rise of China.

  • Is this the end of the “American Century”?

    Sarah Walsh     |      March 16, 2021

    Is the United States’ time in the sun as the world’s superpower coming to an end? While American exceptionalism reigns supreme, the Capitol Hill riots revealed a truth.

  • Rhyming history: America has been here before

    Graeme Dobell     |      February 8, 2021

    Donald Trump’s fall into disgrace invites comparison with the end of Richard Nixon, but America soon revitalised itself, and now will have to once again.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: Platforms and stages

    James Arvanitakis     |      February 6, 2021

    The Democrats are using Trump’s second impeachment trial to drive a wedge between Republican factions, but whether the tactic works or backfires, it will do nothing to bridge the partisan divide between America’s two parties.

  • America’s back

    Scott Lucas     |      January 21, 2021

    After four years of Donald Trump’s chaotic, divisive and self-serving rule, Joe Biden has been sworn in as the new President of the United States with a strong appeal to unity, morality and common purpose.

  • US Strategy in the Asian century

    John West     |      January 16, 2021

    The United States is a country that has lost its way in the emerging Asian Century. The new administration will face some daunting challenges in developing an effective strategy for the Asian Century.

  • Shaping the America that Australia needs

    Peter Jennings     |      January 15, 2021

    Australia will need to court America’s support to resist an ever more aggressive China, and so good relations must be forged with Joe Biden’s new administration.

  • Long term repercussions of the Capitol incursion

    Carla Winston     |      January 13, 2021

    The violent mob storming the US Capitol building has been described as a failed ‘coup attempt’ but though Joe Biden has been confirmed as President-Elect, the fallout could have much broader implications.

  • Will Biden change the US stance in South Asia?

    Michael Kugelman     |      January 11, 2021

    The incoming Biden administration will offer both change and continuity for US foreign policy, presenting both new opportunities and fresh challenges for the South Asia region.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: The future of American democracy

    James Arvanitakis     |      January 9, 2021

    The tumultuous events of this week left many in despair at the state of American democracy, but they could yet prove a turning point in healing the political divisions of recent years.