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About the centre

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.

Bruce Wolpe

There's always been a reasonable chance the US Supreme court could decide the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. A few days ago, it underwent a tectonic shift when Ruth Bader Ginsberg...

22 September 2020

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Duncan Ivison and Chelsey Martin to its board.

Chairman of the USSC Board, Mark Baillie...

22 September 2020
David Smith

With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this past weekend in the United States from pancreatic cancer, tributes have flown around the world for the woman who in her latter career was...

21 September 2020
Simon Jackman

United States Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman told Sky News that the focus on the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will shift the media's election narrative from COVID-19. “Any media...

21 September 2020
Kim Hoggard

Six weeks out from the US Presidential Election there’s one question on everyone’s mind - will Donald Trump be in office for four more years? His handling of COVID-19 has been widely condemned...

21 September 2020
Bruce Wolpe

The November 3 election in the US is growing closer - with already lengthy queues forming in Virginia as in-person voting opened. The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has also...

21 September 2020

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...

15 September 2020
Stephen Kirchner

Investment from the major trading partner has halved as experts declare “there’s no question” the diplomatic breakdown is a leading factor. USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this...

15 September 2020
Simon Jackman, Zoe Meers

Donald Trump, after another weekend of frenetic big-crowd campaigning, could be sitting on a greater than one-in-three chance of winning the US presidential election seven weeks from now. The Australian Financial Review reports...

15 September 2020
Simon Jackman, Zoe Meers

The Australian reports that a new analysis published by the United States Studies Centre of swing-state polling in the US finds Donald Trump is likely to lose the upcoming US election but could...

15 September 2020
Simon Jackman, Zoe Meers

7news.com.au reports that one of Australia's leading American politics experts has found Joe Biden is leading the race for the White House but cautions against discounting Donald Trump. Professor Simon Jackman, the head...

15 September 2020
Simon Jackman

Donald Trump could win re-election if polls in key battleground states are as inaccurate as they were in 2016, according to the United State Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman in this Sky News...

15 September 2020

This Sydney Morning Herald article refers to research published by USSC that concluded that “America no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific”.

14 September 2020
James Brown

US Studies Centre Non-Resident Fellow James Brown told Sky News that there isn't a lot of support for the fact US President Donald Trump has led a competent or effective technocratic response to...

14 September 2020
Simon Jackman

United States Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman told Sky News that US President Donald Trump was in his comfort zone at the major rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. The president spoke to thousands...

14 September 2020
Brendon O'Connor

After experiencing political nightmare after political nightmare, it may seem like a second term as US President would be far-fetched for Donald Trump, reports The New Daily. USSC associate professor Brendon O'Connor is...

11 September 2020
James Curran

A contested US election result would have a negative effect on Australia’s relationship with the world's two big powers at a dangerous time, writes Andrew Clark in The Australian Financial Review. He quotes...

11 September 2020
James Brown

A recent poll showing President Trump's support is slipping within active servicemen and women should be a cause of concern for the Republican Party, according to the United States Studies Centre's James Brown...

10 September 2020
David Smith

SBS News reports that key global players are scrambling for a COVID-19 vaccine, hoping to be the first to find the silver bullet that saves lives and wins influence. USSC senior lecturer David...

10 September 2020
David Smith

SBS News reports that experts have cast doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to produce a safe coronavirus vaccine before the upcoming US election. Mr Trump has repeatedly hinted that a vaccine could...

9 September 2020