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Sarah Graham

Dr Sarah Graham is an adjunct lecturer in international relations at the US Studies Centre, University of Sydney. She has previously taught at the University of Western Australia and the University of Southern California. Her work examines US-India relations, public diplomacy, and foreign policy.

Articles by Sarah Graham (5)

  • Turkey's reluctant role in the battle for Kobane

    Turkey appeared to take a step closer toward membership in the coalition against the Islamic State on 20 October. It agreed to allow Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and heavy weapons to transit through its territory to defend the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane, located less than a mile from the Turkish border.
  • Turkey: Cautious partner in battle against ISIS

    Judging from President Obama's 10 September speech announcing the expanded operation against ISIS and the Jeddah Communique that John Kerry hammered out last week, Obama is expecting a lot from Egypt, Jordan and Gulf states like Saudi Arabia. At a minimum, the Communique (which is hardly binding) pledged that they should support the new Iraqi Government, implement UN resolutions to eliminate terrorism, and seal ISIS off from the region.
  • Manmohan Singh's legacy (part 2): Foreign policy

    This is the second of a two-part post on Manmohan Singh's legacy. Part 1 is here. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sent farewell letters to a selection of world leaders ahead of leaving office this month. The recipients of these letters will probably be taking a much kinder view of Singh's time in office than the Indian public seems to have done. 
  • Manmohan Singh's legacy (part 1): Economic reform

    In democracies, elections carry a degree of uncertainty no matter how consistently opinion polls predict the same result. One thing that we can be sure of in the Indian elections currently is that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be stepping down from parliament, and most likely from the political limelight altogether, when the new government takes office later this month.
  • Australia and the Indian elections: Economic considerations

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with senior BJP member Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, 18 November 2013. The largest peacetime operation in world history is underway, with 815 million Indian voters heading to the polls between 7 April and 12 May in a nine-phase general election. Opinion polls are overwhelmingly tipping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to return to power after ten years in opposition.