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South Korean troops march during a ceremony marking the 75th founding anniversary of the country’s armed forces day at Seoul Air Base

Dr Peter Lee considers the pivotal role that South Korea may play in the future of the Indo-Pacific.

29 February 2024

Aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Air Force and French Air and Space Force participate in an elephant walk to mark the beginning of Exercise Cope North 2024, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

Becca Wasser argues that the end of US unipolarity has led to a new regional security architecture in the Indo-Pacific, but this architecture is not incongruous with US interests and objectives as set out in the 2022 National Defense Strategy.

29 February 2024

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech during a ceremony ahead of an Air Self-Defense Force Review at Camp Iruma in Saitama prefecture, Japan, November 2023

Dr Thomas Wilkins looks at Japan's strategy to ensure that it remains a significant player in what it views as an increasingly multipolar regional security order.

29 February 2024

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US politics
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Election Watch 2024: Super Week with Planet America's Chas Licciardello​

8 March 2024

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A public forum featuring Chas Licciardello, Associate Professor David Smith and Victoria Cooper discussing the results of the Super Tuesday primaries and President Biden's State of the Union address.

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Economic security in a turbulent world

19-20 June 2024

The world economy is undergoing a patchwork reversal of global integration as major powers seek to “de-risk” key economic relationships and use new policy tools to boost domestic investment in strategic industries.

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US politics
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Election Watch 2024: Trump v. Biden redux?

30 January 2024

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Join a panel of USSC experts for a discussion on the 2024 US Presidential election

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Taiwan's upcoming election: The implications for Australia

7 December 2023

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Join USSC experts and special guests for a discussion on Taiwan's upcoming election and the implications for Australia and the region.

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US politics
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The insider's guide to the 2024 US presidential election

6 November 2023

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One year from the presidential election, join Washington correspondents Ryan Lizza and Olivia Nuzzi for a discussion on the 2024 presidential race.

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Sydney International Strategy Forum: The United States, Australia and a contested Indo-Pacific

1 November 2023

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The inaugural Sydney International Strategy Forum brings together prominent thought leaders, policymakers and industry experts to tackle the big issues confronting Australia, the United States and the Indo-Pacific.

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After a year of travel, conferences and meetings in the four Quad countries — Australia, India, Japan and the United States — four think tank experts from across the Indo-Pacific enter the USSC Briefing Room to discuss Quad cooperation.

28 February 2024

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Last week, the special counsel Robert Hur released his report with findings of his investigation into President Biden’s handling of classified documents after he left the office of vice president. While a legal vindication in that he will not be charged, it has poured petrol on the fire that is discussion on Biden’s age and whether he’s up for a second term.

15 February 2024