The fight over the Supreme Court could make the US presidential election even nastier
As the two sides in US politics begin jockeying for position following the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the similarities to the 2016 presidential election are striking, write USSC senior advisor Jared Mondschein.
The perils of pre-election polling: is the 2020 election much closer than the polls suggest?
President Trump is trailing in the polls with under two months until the US presidential election. But presidential election polling performed poorly in 2016. So what do the polls really indicate about the state of the race? New research from Simon Jackman and Zoe Meers assesses the 2020 race with the lessons of the past in mind.
Student writing competition: Australia and US responses to COVID-19
Got something to say about the Australian and US-led responses to COVID-19? Enter the USSC's writing competition for a chance to be published on the USSC website and win great prizes! Non-fiction and creative writing entries are welcome with winners selected from each category.
The role of US innovation in securing Australia’s economic future
While the Australian economy has been strong for decades, the future trajectory is grim without a pivot toward innovation, according to a new report from USSC. Report author Jared Mondschein points to concerning trends indicating stunted growth without a concerted effort to course-correct for innovation.
Biden vs Trump: An Australian guide to the issues
In this collection of essays, USSC experts cover the broad array of policy positions a prospective Biden or second Trump administration could take and the impact for Australia with a strong consensus that even after the pandemic, US relations with China will be the dominant issue for either administration.