Erin Hurley, PhD, is an expert on the intersection between foreign policy and domestic politics. She has prior experience in US electoral politics and in legislative affairs within the US Department of Defense. Erin spent six years working in Australia and earned her doctorate in International Relations from the University of Sydney. She is currently based in Washington, DC.
Women leaders: not so poles apart
In seemingly different settings, Jacinda Ardern and Nancy Pelosi confronted much the same challenges.
The political courage of the January 6th investigation
The hearings may not persuade Trump’s most ardent supporters. But they might allow enough Republicans to break away.
Understanding the rise of Trump – and how it might happen again
Fixing America’s broken electoral system means understanding how elites crafted self-serving rules and procedures.
Zelensky’s direct plea to America
For Congress to play an activist role in managing the US response to a hot war would break with modern precedent.
Ukraine: The United States re-establishes its credentials
Against the backdrop of Putin’s invasion, Biden’s ability to rally allies is winning support.
By asking “What do Republicans stand for?” the president can bring his own domestic and foreign priorities into focus.
Australia and the American far-right conspiracy
Covid tyranny? Could the fevered imaginings of the post-2016 Trump era end up colouring the US-Australia relationship?
Biden has patience for the age
The President’s critics paint an old man struggling with detail but overlook the strength that comes from perseverance.
Man on a mission: Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan
The removal of US troops from Afghanistan was in Joe Biden’s sights long before he was president. But what next?