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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.

The Indian Express mentions USSC research on rare earths in this article.

12 December 2019
Brendon O'Connor

House Democrats have unveiled two articles of impeachment, which claim the President Donald Trump "ignored and injured the interests of the nation" when he asked the Government of Ukraine for assistance in next...

11 December 2019
Mia Love

Non-resident Senior Fellow Mia Love spoke to The Age about where the Republican sentiment on impeachment currently sits. She says "if you can't convince people like me, Mitt Romney or Will Hurd that...

9 December 2019
Mia Love

USSC non-resident fellow Mia Love is interviewed for this article published by The Sydney Morning Herald.

7 December 2019
Gorana Grgic, Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel and Lecturer in US Foreign Policy and Politics Gorana Grgic joined the National Security Podcast to discuss the intersection of history, foreign policy and the impeachment process.

6 December 2019
David Smith

David Smith talks about the latest events in US politics in this extended interview on Planet America.

6 December 2019
James Brown

In this Sky News interview, US Studies Centre’s James Brown says Nancy Pelosi was right when she said the Democrats had “no choice” but to move the impeachment process forward, as the US...

6 December 2019
Simon Jackman

The panel leading the inquiry on Donald Trump's impeachment has concluded that the evidence of misconduct by the President is "overwhelming".

A report from the House Intelligence Committee accused Mr Trump of trying...

4 December 2019
Bruce Wolpe

US Studies Centre Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe says in this Sky News interview that he is not surprised Democratic candidate Kamala Harris dropped out of the 2020 presidential race.

“Here’s a woman of...

4 December 2019
Megan H. MacKenzie

USSC non-resident fellow Megan MacKenzie is quoted in this report by the Sydney Morning Herald.

29 November 2019
James Brown

US Studies Centre non-resident fellow James Brown says the US move to support the pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong is "a good decision by President Trump".

"There was speculation he'd veto the bill...

29 November 2019
David Smith

Planet America’s Chas Licciardello and USSC’s Dr David Smith discuss the week that was on Planet America.

29 November 2019

Defence Connect reports on new research from the USSC that calls on Australia’s defence and export leaders to step up their engagement with US Congress in order to strongarm the US’ National Technology and Industrial...

27 November 2019

We are on the precipice of only the third presidential impeachment in United States history. No US president, however, has ever been removed from office. After a marathon fortnight of congressional impeachment hearings...

26 November 2019

The United States’ defence industrial base is failing to draw upon one of Washington’s greatest strengths: its global network of trusted allies.

A new report, released today by the United States Studies Centre, argues...

25 November 2019
Brendan Thomas-Noone

Australia’s competitive military advantage in the Indo-Pacific region is under threat over US inaction on improving defence partnerships, as China’s spending on research and technology development is set to match the combined expenditure...

25 November 2019
James Brown

USSC non-resident fellow James Brown says it was “pretty surprising” of US President Donald Trump to call into Fox News’ breakfast show for an hour on Friday.

“One of the surprising things was...

25 November 2019
James Brown

USSC non-resident fellow James Brown was a panellist on the ABC's Q&A program.

25 November 2019
Gorana Grgic

In this interview on CNBC, USSC lecturer Gorana Grgic says the “struggle” between the moderates and the progressives is set to continue within the US Democratic Party.

25 November 2019
James Brown

In this Sky News interview, USSC non-resident fellow James Brown says the Republican defence on the second week of impeachment hearings has been a "muddled" performance.

22 November 2019