• Arvanitakis and McConnell on American politics: SCOTUS

    Jason McConnell     |      July 3, 2021

    A recent judgement involving an angry Pennsylvania cheerleader has brought the Supreme Court of the United States back into the headlines.

  • American law makers take a swing at “big tech”

    Katharine Kemp     |      June 17, 2021

    Five antitrust laws proposed in the United States aim to aggressively rein in the market power of “big tech” companies and change the way they do business.

  • A promised land

    Colin Chapman     |      May 22, 2021

    Obama’s account of his movement from lower reaches of Democrat politics to the White House is compelling reading. It is well written, and best digested slowly, chapter by chapter, anecdote by anecdote.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: The future of the Republican Party

    James Arvanitakis     |      April 24, 2021

    Far from remaking itself after the debacle of Donald Trump, the Republican Party is still struggling to escape from his shadow, and many of its most important figures may not want to.

  • 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.