• 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.

  • What drove Trump supporters’ brazen storming of the Capitol?

    David Smith     |      January 7, 2021

    After weeks of President Donald Trump’s baseless claims about voter fraud, Washington erupted in chaos when his supporters stormed the Capitol during a joint session of Congress to certify the results.

  • Anarchy in the USA

    Clayton Besaw     |      January 7, 2021

    The U.S. didn’t have a coup, but if political leaders on all sides don’t stand up for democracy, this Trump-encouraged insurrection is likely to send the country down a politically and socially turbulent road.

  • Stop the squeal

    Gwilym David Blunt     |      January 6, 2021

    Donald Trump’s egotistical attempts to subvert, rewrite or ignore his re-election defeat might best be punished by ignoring him once he leaves office.

  • Has Trumpism really been defeated?

    Richard Ballout     |      December 6, 2020

    Despite the President’s election defeat, Trumpism is still firmly entrenched in the American political discourse, and there are no signs it will decline anytime soon.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: Slowly moving forward

    James Arvanitakis     |      November 28, 2020

    Donald Trump’s scattergun attempts to overturn the Presidential election result appear to be failing, but how will his disregard for American democratic norms poison the well for future elections?

  • Just before dawn

    Keith Richburg     |      November 19, 2020

    The darkest hour is just before dawn, and despite the current President’s refusal to accept the result of a democratic election, a new leader is set to navigate America’s path into a brighter, more positive future.