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America Votes: What Does it Mean for Us?



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The next American election will decide the future of capitalism, at a time when the global economy and environment – and America’s status as a world superpower – are precarious.

On the eve of the election, senior foreign policy commentators Greg Sheridan and Peter Hartcher will speculate on the outcome of the presidential race, and discuss the impact – in foreign policy terms – of either a Democrat or Republican in the top job.

What would happen to the ‘special friendship’ between the northern empire and its ‘deputy sheriff in the Pacific’ under a Romney government? And what would the relationship be between Obama and a potential Tony Abbott, PM? With Sally Warhaft.


Peter Hartcher

Peter Hartcher is the political editor and international editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. He is a Gold Walkley award winner, a former foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Washington, and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. Harcher’s latest book is The Sweet Spot... Read more

Greg Sheridan

Greg Sheridan is the Australian’s foreign editor, and one of the most influential foreign affairs analysts in Australian journalism. After 35 years in the field, he is a veteran of international affairs who has interviewed leaders all over the Asia Pacific and America. He began journalism in the l... Read more

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more


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