Key players in the Biden administration
New analysis by USSC research associate Victoria Cooper looks at the key appointees in the Biden administration and their significance for Australia. The publication provides insights into what Australians can expect from the Biden team in the next hundred days and the 1,260 thereafter.
How do the United States and Australia differ in public opinions on climate change?
Australians believe “dealing with climate change” is a more important foreign policy goal than Americans, according to recent polling by the USSC. Eighty per cent of Australian survey respondents said “dealing with climate change” was either a “very important” or “fairly important” foreign policy goal, compared to 68 per cent of American respondents, however, Americans appear to be significantly more polarised in their opinion than Australians.
A Foreign Investment Uncertainty Index for Australia and the United States
National security concerns and increased government restrictions loom large over foreign direct investment in Australia and the United States, according to a new Index developed at the United States Studies Centre by Stephen Kirchner. The report highlights the need for the government to clearly and transparently articulate reasons for rejecting foreign acquisitions to minimise adverse economic impacts.
State of the United States: An evolving alliance agenda
Australia's long-standing strategic relationship with the United States is transforming in response to rapid geostrategic change in the Indo-Pacific, a fractious debate about America's role in the world, technological change, and economic interdependence. For Australian policymakers and their American partners, creativity and dexterity are in great demand, with the US-Australia alliance growing in scope and deepening in strategic importance.