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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

As more is revealed about the Wisconsin Christmas Parade tragedy, Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted, and Joe Biden announced that he’s running for President again in 2024…but is he fit enough to do it? Will...

23 November 2021
Susannah Patton

USSC research fellow Susannah Patton is quoted in this article published by The Guardian.

23 November 2021
Stephen Loosley

A U2 Spy plane flying over Cuba took pictures in October 1962 that revealed without doubt that Soviet missile bases were being built on Cuban soil.

What followed was a stand off over...

21 November 2021
John Lee

USSC non-resident senior fellow John Lee is quoted extensively by Defence Connect. Lee argues that criticisms of Australia’s dependence on old allies like the US and UK ignore realities of regional diplomacy.

15 November 2021
Simon Jackman

Climate could be one area where the United States and China can come together, according to USSC CEO Simon Jackman who spoke to Sky News. Glasgow’s COP26 summit saw an historic agreement reached...

15 November 2021
John Lee

The Australian refers to commentary from USSC non-resident senior fellow in its editorial.

11 November 2021
Susannah Patton

USSC research fellow Susannah Patton is quoted by Business Insider about AUKUS defence pact.

11 November 2021
Susannah Patton

Susannah Patton, a research fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre, joins World Politics Review's Elliot Waldman to discuss the mixed reception of AUKUS in Southeast...

10 November 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Joe Biden has passed a signature bill through Congress, but it's just a warm up for the next one. The Build Back Better Plan is facing an uphill battle, with members of the...

10 November 2021
Simon Jackman

The United States Studies Centre’s Simon Jackman says Trump-like messages helped Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin claim victory in the Virginia gubernatorial election. Jackman told Sky News Australia “He played the contemporary politics of...

8 November 2021
David Smith

The Democrats have suffered a humiliating defeat in Virginia's state election. Republican candidate, Glenn Youngkin, a political outsider, defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe to become the state's first Republican Governor in over a decade.

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4 November 2021
Simon Jackman

US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman says the animosity between Australia and the United States over climate policy is an interesting facet of the relationship as the climate policies are similar.

“Biden himself...

2 November 2021
Simon Jackman

US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman spoke to Sky News about US President Joe Biden's climate change policies.

1 November 2021
Rodney Taveira

The Sydney Morning Herald quotes USSC lecturer Rodney Taveira.

30 October 2021
John Lee

The Wall Street Journal reports that Australia is backing the purchase of mobile networks in six Pacific countries, a move that foreign-policy experts say is designed to block a military rival from buying...

26 October 2021
David Smith

ABC News reports that in the past few months, some US politicians, Fox News hosts, podcasters and Facebook groups have become increasingly fixated on Australia's COVID-19 policies. The article quotes USSC associate professor David Smith.

23 October 2021
Charles Edel

In this episode of ASPI's The Bigger Picture podcast series, Michael Shoebridge speaks to USSC non-resident senior fellow Charles Edel. They consider everything from US politics and Biden’s domestic agenda to US foreign...

22 October 2021
Bruce Wolpe

A US committee investigating the January 6th Capitol Hill Riots has today voted to find former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of congress.

The vote comes after Bannon refused to comply with...

20 October 2021
Simon Jackman

United States Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman said during a interview with Sky News that US President Joe Biden’s problem with his ambitious climate agenda is he only has 50 democratic votes in...

19 October 2021
Ashley Townshend

Rappler spoke to USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend who explained China’s reaction to the recently signed trilateral security agreement among Australia, the UK and the US.

16 October 2021