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David Smith

Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy, Academic Director of the US Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Dr David Smith is jointly appointed between the United States Studies Centre and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. Smith has a PhD in political science from the University of Michigan. His book, Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

The January 6 hearings have been spectacular TV, but will they have any consequences for Trump?

Aug 08, 2022 05:42 am UTC| Politics

There have now been nine televised hearings of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The main purpose of these hearings has been to publicly present evidence of...

After Trump, what is the future of the Republican Party?

Feb 20, 2021 12:19 pm UTC| Politics

In the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, seven out of 50 Republican senators voted to convict the former president of inciting insurrection. This has raised more questions than it has answered about where the...

It's now Biden v Sanders as Super Tuesday narrows the field for the Democratic nomination

Mar 06, 2020 09:18 am UTC| Politics

Super Tuesday has continued Joe Bidens recovery from the brink of disaster. After a larger-than-expected win in South Carolina, Biden became the clear alternative to Bernie Sanders in the contest to be the Democratic...

US under Trump Series

The US presidential primaries are arcane, complex and unrepresentative. So why do Americans still vote this way?

Jan 29, 2020 06:09 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

While political parties in both Australia and Britain have recently moved towards leadership contests that give more say to ordinary party members, nothing matches the democratic scale of the American process to nominate...

Global Geopolitics Series

America has never been truly isolationist, and Trump isn't either

Jan 29, 2017 23:37 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Donald Trump is often called an isolationist. Some commentators argue he has revived a dormant isolationist tradition that goes all the way back to the Revolution. His slogan America First, which featured prominently in...

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Economy

California, other states settle with Google, iHeartMedia over misleading cell phone ads

California and several other states have settled with Google and iHeartMedia related to misleading radio advertisements about the Pixel 4, a Google cell phone. Also part of the settlements was Arizona, Georgia,...

Vietnamese retail giant Mobile World opens its first brick-and-mortar in Indonesia

Vietnams Mobile World Group (MWG) has invested US$7.3 million in a joint venture that opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Indonesia, under the name Era Blue Elektronic. MWG holds a 45 percent stake in the...

China’s Meituan posts 28.2% quarterly revenue growth swings to profit

Meituan reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue growth of 28.2 percent and swung back to profit as the company recovered from Covid-19 curbs. The Chinese food delivery giant, whose services include restaurant...

Louis Vuitton picks Shanghai as site for first furniture and homewares store

Louis Vuitton will open a dedicated furniture and homewares store in Shanghai as it aims to expand further into lifestyle offerings to affluent Chinese clients. The store is a world first for the French luxury brand....

Lionel Messi named first global ambassador of Indonesia's J&T Express

Soccer icon Lionel Messi will launch a series of social media and marketing campaigns with JT Express to become the Indonesia-based logistics service providers first-ever global brand ambassador. The campaigns will...

Politics

UK says Beijing should 'take notice' of anti-lockdown protests

British foreign secretary James Cleverly said the Chinese government should pay attention to the ongoing anti-lockdown protests taking place in the country. This comes as Beijings zero-COVID policy has sparked...

Russia-Ukraine war: US considers sending 100-mile strike weapons to Ukraine

The US Pentagon is considering a proposal by defense manufacturer Boeing to send strike weapons that could reach behind Russian lines to Ukraine. The proposal comes amidst the increasing need for more sophisticated weapons...

US Supreme Court to hear 2016 New York corruption cases

The United States Supreme Court is set to hear two cases dating back to 2016 that could make it difficult to pursue public corruption prosecutions. The eventual rulings would affect the three people charged in corruption...

US talks with Russia on Griner, Whelan release ongoing, says diplomat

The talks between Washington and Moscow over securing the release of detained American nationals Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan are still ongoing, according to a diplomat. Despite ongoing negotiations, the US says Russia...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

It was the first time scientists confirmed that nitrous oxide increases if nitrogenous fertilizers are used excessively for rice farming.

The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers for rice farming results in a sharp increase in the emission of nitrous oxide, the major greenhouse gas contributor, according to study by the Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research ...

Technology

Twitter is rolling out Blue, Gold, and Grey verification plans after suspending Twitter Blue

Twitter announced it may debut its new verification plans soon. Based on the account type, Elon Musk said they would roll out the blue, gold, and gray badges for platform users. The Twitter chief executive officer said...

CD Projekt considers more TV series adaptations following ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ success

Many video game fans might agree that Cyberpunk 2077 has already had its redemption, especially after its latest major update that coincided with the release of the Netflix anime adaptation Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Now,...

Xiaomi 13 release date: Company confirms launch event this week for the flagship series and MIUI 14

Smartphone makers are in a race to unveil new flagship devices powered by a next-generation chip from Qualcomm. And Xiaomi confirmed that its Xiaomi 13 lineup, likely to include Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, will be launched this...

‘Gran Turismo’ PC port is possible but not without some compromises, series creator confirms

Sony has made it clear that more of its first-party games for PlayStation will be released to PC, and that could include Gran Turismo. Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the racing sim series, confirmed the possibility of...

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’ is getting a spin-off campaign about Ghost, leaker claims

Infinity Ward is reportedly developing a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II spin-off campaign focused on the fan-favorite character Simon Ghost Riley. But it might not be an entirely standalone premium game. Leaker...
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