Adelaide Writer’s Week – our alliance with the US

Zoe was a guest speaker at Writer’s Week as part of the Adelaide Festival on 3 March 2024. She joined a panel discussion on Australia’s US alliance that was later broadcast on the RN Listen app’s program “Big Ideas” on 19 March 2024.

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The US has claimed that it has “no greater ally than Australia”. This year it faces what may be the most important presidential election in generations, one that could result in a second Trump presidency, or deliver an unpopular, aging Joe Biden another term.

What are the risks, and the rewards, of waltzing in step with the world’s greatest superpower?

No Greater Ally? Assessing the Aus-US Alliance was held at Adelaide Writers’ Week in partnership with the Australia Institute on March 3, 2024.


James Curran 
Professor of Modern History Sydney University
International editor Australian Financial Review

Zoe Daniel 
Independent MP for Goldstein
Former foreign correspondent

Dr Emma Shortis 
Senior Researcher in the International & Security Affairs Program The Australia Institute

Marian Wilkinson (host) 
Journalist and author

Writer’s Week is Australia’s largest free literary festival and occurs annually in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden in Adelaide.


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