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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is a university-based research centre, dedicated to the rigorous analysis of American foreign policy, economics, politics and culture. The Centre is a national resource, that builds Australia’s awareness of the dynamics shaping America — and critically — their implications for Australia.

Interview
Mia Love

Former Republican congresswoman Mia Love joins CNN to discuss US President Donald Trump’s tweets instructing female progressive Democrats to "go back" to where they came from.

16 July 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this report by The Australian.

12 July 2019
Interview
Brendon O'Connor

Is nationalism an excuse for world domination? Brendon O'Connor, Associate Professor in American Politics at the US Studies Centre, was interviewed on Radio National about nationalism in the United States.

12 July 2019
In the news
David Smith

The colourful former American presidential candidate Ross Perot has died at the age of 89. The self-made billionaire from Texas ran for president as a third party candidate twice in the 90s, swinging...

11 July 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

In this article published by the Australian Financial Review, USSC economist Stephen Kirchner is quoted as saying that Australia's central bank left cutting rates too late because it was more concerned about financial...

11 July 2019
In the news
Lavina Lee

Dr Lavina Lee wrote about her new USSC report "Democracy promotion: ANZUS and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy" in The Australian

10 July 2019
Media release

In December 2017, the Trump administration released its first National Security Strategy and issued an unequivocal assessment that the world has entered an era of outright geostrategic competition between “those who favour repressive systems and...

9 July 2019
In the news
Ashley Townshend

The Australian Defence Force has said it is keeping a close eye on a Chinese spy warship heading to Australian waters.

9 July 2019
In the news
David Smith

USSC senior lecturer David Smith is quoted in this report by ABC Radio's The World Today.

5 July 2019
In the news
Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article by The Australian Financial Review.

5 July 2019
Media release

Technological disruption is rapidly changing the nature of work and the skills needed to succeed at work. It’s estimated that around half of current work activities can be automated by adapting currently available...

4 July 2019
In the news
David Smith

Joint research from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia indicates a majority of Australians support the "No Jab, No Pay" policy. Under legislation...

3 July 2019
In the news
David Smith

US President Donald Trump has abruptly backed down from his stand-off with the Supreme Court over the US census. The Trump administration wanted to include a long-contested question on citizenship in next year's...

3 July 2019
Interview
Stephen Kirchner

Stephen Kirchner, trade and investment program director at the United States Studies Centre, is interviewed in this article in Australian Financial Review

2 July 2019
In the news
Brendan Thomas-Noone

USSC research fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone is quoted in this report by news.com.au.

28 June 2019
In the news
Jared Mondschein

The US-China trade war rages on and dominates conversation ahead of the G20 summit this week. A US veto of appeals judges at the World Trade Organization threatens to bring that cornerstone of...

27 June 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

As world leaders gather in Japan for the G20 summit, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will tonight dine with the US President and some of his most trusted advisers. Morrison will use the...

27 June 2019
Interview
Brendan Thomas-Noone

Donald Trump’s latest move has pushed tensions between the US and Iran to the edge. And Australians are uniquely vulnerable as a result. Brendan Thomas-Noone warned news.com.au that the Iran-US conflict put Australia...

25 June 2019
Interview
Stephen Kirchner

Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article in Bloomberg.

24 June 2019
Interview
Shaun Ratcliff

Dr Shaun Ratcliff is a lecturer at the US Studies Centre teaching in the fields of public opinion, political strategy and quantitative research methods. Shaun has been involved in a recent survey of...

19 June 2019