• Après le déluge

    T.J. Pempel     |      November 3, 2020

    After the circus elephants and donkeys have paraded through town, the clean-up is messy but straightforward. But when a tsunami recedes, even the most extensive reconstruction efforts are unlikely to remove all signs of its destruction.

  • The re-election of Donald Trump

    Jason Beale     |      November 3, 2020

    The polls seem to suggest that Joe Biden will defeat Donald Trump in the Presidential election, but despite the turmoil of recent months, a strong case can still be made for a Trump second term.

  • America’s choice and Asia’s future

    ANU Editorial Board     |      November 2, 2020

    Whoever claims victory in the US presidential contest this week, Washington’s grasp over Asia’s future is on the wane.

  • Why there was no “October surprise”

    Keith Richburg     |      November 1, 2020

    America’s mainstream media were Trump’s unwitting enablers in 2016, but have finally rediscovered their rightful role: to be the country’s gatekeepers against baseless conspiracy theories, to filter out truth from lies, and to hold the powerful accountable for the actions, or their ineptitude.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: The next few days and the election

    James Arvanitakis     |      October 31, 2020

    Many say this is the most important election in America’s history. The problem, however, is that the outcome is unlikely to change the direction that history is taking us.

  • America’s Indo-Pacific strategy is about to change

    Walter Lohman     |      October 25, 2020

    Washington’s approach to the Indo-Pacific will change over the next four years, regardless of the outcome of the November election. The only questions are how and how much.

  • Arvanitakis on American Politics: The third debate and 12 days to the election

    James Arvanitakis     |      October 24, 2020

    The US election is already underway, as 40 million have already voted by mail, and the clock towards the most contentious election result in living memory is already ticking.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: The first debate…

    James Arvanitakis     |      October 3, 2020

    The First US Presidential debate – held before the President was diagnosed with COVID-19 – did nothing to elevate the level of public discourse, but its chaotic, rowdy nature may well have served Trump’s purposes in an increasingly fractious election campaign.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: The judge, the President and the American public

    James Arvanitakis     |      September 30, 2020

    Donald Trump’s selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court has sparked political controversy just a month before the Presidential election.

  • How Trump let COVID take America

    Keith Richburg     |      September 19, 2020

    As Donald Trump campaigns for re-election, he continues to blame Xi and China for the toll the virus has inflicted on America. Instead, he should look in the mirror.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: The uncertainty of election night

    James Arvanitakis     |      September 12, 2020

    The end of the Trump Presidency, if it comes, will be one of conflict, bitterness and resentment with little chance of an orderly handover or constructive transition. Whoever wins will be inheriting a deeply divided nation after the turmoil of recent events.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: The National Conventions and three trends to watch

    James Arvanitakis     |      August 29, 2020

    The 2020 election will no doubt be one that political scientists will use as a case study for decades to come: let’s hope it is for all the right reasons.