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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.

Former head of the Defence and Foreign Affairs and Trade departments, Dennis Richardson, has set the cat among the pigeons, calling on Australia and the Royal Australian Navy in particular to take the fight...

12 November 2019

The US dollar remains the dominant currency for international trade and investment. Its role in the world economy reflects the unrivalled depth and liquidity of US dollar capital markets, backed by America’s high quality...

11 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

Senior Fellow of the US Studies Centre Bruce Wolpe says "the US government is forcing Mexico to deal and engage with Mexican cartels".

"President Trump has talked for a long time throughout his...

9 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

Senior Fellow of the US Studies Centre Bruce Wolpe says there is a “long game ahead” and there is a “good first quarter for the Democrats” after they took back the state of...

7 November 2019

In an increasingly contested Indo-Pacific region, the United States and Australia must consider the evolving requirements for conventional and nuclear capabilities to deter a potential conflict with China – an issue that raises difficult geopolitical questions for both countries and for their relationship...

7 November 2019

The Australian Financial Review reports on the release of the USSC's research brief looking at nuclear deterrence and the US-Australia alliance.

7 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

In this interview on Sky News, Senior Fellow at the US Studies Centre Bruce Wolpe says there could be a court decision with a final resolution as to whether Trump’s tax returns need...

5 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

The impeachment inquiry has released the testimony of the former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, who says she was the target of a smear campaign by President Trump's allies. Non-Resident Senior Fellow...

5 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe tells Sky News "there is hyper-partisanship" on the issue of US President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry with "no common ground" between Democrats and Republicans.

2 November 2019

This article published by The Australian refers to a USSC report finding America “no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific and its capacity to uphold a favourable balance of power is ­increasingly...

2 November 2019

News.com.au references Foreign Minister Marise Payne's speech to the United States Studies Centre.

1 November 2019
Jared Mondschein

Senior Advisor Jared Mondschein speaks with Sky News about the progress of a US-China trade deal.

1 November 2019
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article published by the Australian Financial Review.

31 October 2019
Rodney Taveira

USSC lecturer in American Studies Rodney Taveira is quoted in ABC Radio National Breakfast's report on the growing popularity of Hallowee'n in Australia.

31 October 2019

Yahoo! News reports on Foreign Minister Marise Payne's speech to the United States Studies Centre.

31 October 2019

Sky News reports on Foreign Minister Marise Payne's address to the United States Studies Centre.

30 October 2019
Gorana Grgic

The US Government's leading Ukraine expert on the national security council has given damning evidence at impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. USSC lecturer in foreign policy Gorana Grgic is quoted in this report...

30 October 2019

This article published by The Australian refers to a speech by Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne at a United States Studies Centre event.

30 October 2019

The Guardian Australia reports on Foreign Minister Marise Payne's address to the United States Studies Centre.

30 October 2019

Triple J's Hack program references a USSC-YouGov poll which surveyed Americans and Australians on what they think of socialism.

30 October 2019