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Christine Gallagher

Christine Gallagher is a Clarendon Scholar with the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and a former executive producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She is a graduate of the University of Sydney where she was awarded the Hedley Bull Prize in International Politics, Jackson Prize for Study in Government, Walter Reid Memorial Prize, University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize, the GS Caird Scholarship in Government, and the University Medal for International and Global Studies.  

Articles by Christine Gallagher (5)

  • How voter turnout could put Trump in the White House

    I recently spent a month travelling in the US and the word on the street is that Donald Trump could be the next president. Before the EU referendum earlier this year, I wrote about public opinion in the UK. At the time, most political pundits were predicting a remain result but there was a noticeable public sentiment to leave. Something similar is happening in the lead up to the US presidential election.
  • The implications of offshore balancing for Australia

    After this year's US election, the incoming president will have an opportunity to reset the default position of US grand strategy from liberal interventionism to something more pragmatic, such as offshore balancing. It's an argument I made in an article for the London School of Economics US Centre, where I also considered the consequences of offshore balancing for other regions.
  • The word on the street

    As an Australian living in the UK, I have been asked by friends from home what's the word on the street about Brexit. The idea of reporting public opinion as 'the word on the street' brings to mind the infamous George Negus–Margaret Thatcher interview in which the Iron Lady calls out the journalist's hearsay and demands to know, 'who has said it to you, when and where?' And yet, there is something to be said for taking the temperature of public sentiment through every day exchanges.