The Trump Presidency
CommentaryWhy the US is quietly outshining China
Xi Jinping likes to say China owns the future and the West is in decline. But appearances can also deceive. Originally published in the Australian Financial Review.
PodcastsThe Director’s Chair: Matt Pottinger on his career, working for President Trump, China and COVID
In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with the former US Deputy National Security Adviser, Matthew Pottinger.
PodcastsLowy Institute Conversations: Zoe Daniel on the legacy of the Trump administration
In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Research Fellow Lydia Khalil sits down with Zoe Daniel to discuss her new book, Greetings from Trumpland.
Why Twitter was right to dump Trump
President Donald Trump’s social media ban (aka de-platforming) has had some free speech advocates in conniptions, not just in America but across the world. In an ironic twist,…
America’s fantasy hero
While the supporters of democracy around the world watched in disbelief at the Capitol Hill “insurrection”, movie fans of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films – particularly The Dark…
CommentaryOnly a resilient democracy could have survived the mob violence
Originally published in The Australian.
PodcastsThe Director’s Chair: Dr Robert Dallek on the U.S. presidency and the 2020 election
In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with Dr Robert Dallek, the distinguished presidential historian.
PodcastsThe Director’s Chair: Joe Biden's senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan, on Russia, China, climate diplomacy and Australia
In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with Jake Sullivan, the senior policy adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden.
CommentaryThe US, not China, is Australia's most difficult relationship
All the talk of “mateship” and ever “deepening ties” in relation to our alliance with the US tends to obscure the competitive nature of foreign policy. Originally published in the…
CommentaryA dysfunctional America helps China – but hurts Australia and our region
It doesn’t matter to Beijing who wins the presidential election. But a divided America may translate into an isolated Australia. Originally published in The Guardian.