Alienating trusted allies, engaging in Twitter diplomacy and facing new global threats, Donald Trump has not only altered the course of US foreign policy but also disrupted the world order. ABC news presenter John Barron joins political-science experts Aaron Connelly, Gorana Grgic and Robert E. Kelly to analyse the repercussions of Trump’s presidency for Australia and the world. Aaron Connelly is a Research Fellow in the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, Gorana Grgic is a politics and foreign policy lecturer at the US Studies Centre, and Robert E. Kelly is a political science professor at Pusan National University.
Robert E. Kelly (International)
Robert E. Kelly lives in South Korea, where he is a professor in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan National University. He holds a PhD in international relations from Ohio State University. Dr. Kelly comments frequently on North Korea and U.S. foreign policy for outlets including the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. He briefly became famous as “BBC Dad” when, in March 2017, his children interrupted him live on BBC News.
Gorana Grgic (Australian)
Gorana Grgic is a jointly appointed Lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include transatlantic relations, US alliances, conflict resolution and democratisation. She has been a regular political contributor for the ABC News and Sky News Australia, and has written for and contributed to a number of Australian and international media outlets and policy institutes.
Aaron Connelly (Australian)
Aaron L Connelly is Director of the Southeast Asia Project at the Lowy Institute, where his research focuses on Indonesia, Myanmar, and the US role in the region. Prior to joining the Lowy Institute, he was a Special Assistant to former US National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger at Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. His most recent work is the Lowy Institute Analysis, Autopilot: East Asia Policy under Trump.
John Barron (Australian)
John Barron has been covering US politics for 25 years for the ABC and publications including The Washington Post. He co-hosts ABC TV's popular Planet America program, and has anchored the ABC's US election and Inauguration coverage. He is the author of three books including Vote for Me, which covers the history of Presidential primaries and the historic 2008 election. He is a honorary fellow at the US Studies Centre and the ABC's US politics analyst.