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With less than a year until the 2024 US presidential election and President Joe Biden all but certain to be the Democratic nominee, all eyes are on the field of Republican candidates vying for their party’s 2024 nomination. With former president Donald Trump leading the pack by an average of over 35 percentage points (no candidate in either party has failed to win the nomination from such a dominant position since the 1970s), speculation is mounting as to whether any of the other half-dozen major Republican candidates will be able to defy history and claim the nomination.

10 October 2023


In March 2022, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) stood up the Defence Space Command, following trends in the United States, where the United States Space Command and United States Space Force (USSF) were created in 2019. Defence Space Command, and the Space Strategy that it launched at the same time, were a watershed moment in Australian space that marked the emergence of the domain into thinking on defence strategy and everyday business. In this, the decisions taken by the Australian Department of Defence reflect a broader expansion of Australia’s space efforts, not least in the 2018 creation of the Australian Space Agency. Nonetheless, while this has seen space enter into the national consciousness like never before, Australia is still in its early days of understanding what it wants from space as a nation.

9 August 2023


This report lays out a case and provides a menu of policy options for how the Quad can pursue a collective approach to Indo-Pacific maritime security, with a particular focus on regional deterrence and defence.

8 June 2023

Public forum
Taiwan's upcoming election: The implications for Australia

7 December 2023



7.30pm AEDT

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

Public Event
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.

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

6 November 2023



7.30pm AEDT

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

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

1 November 2023



4.30pm AEDT

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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UPSCALE report launch

6 October 2023



10.00am AEDT

Launch of a new United States Studies Centre report – UPSCALE: Using Private Sector Capital for the Alliance.

Past event
US politics
Film screening
Film screening: Mr Smith Goes to Washington

12 September 2023



9.00pm AEDT

Decades before the “deep state” entered the parlance, Mr Smith Goes to Washington explores how a corrupt political machine falsifies evidence to expel the idealistic Boy Rangers leader who was appointed to the Senate.

Past event

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