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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.

Ashley Townshend

En route to the G7 summit in the United Kingdom where he is set to have his first in-person meeting with US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is stopping over in...

9 June 2021
John Lee

Have Beijing’s bullying tactics weakened Australia’s resistance to CCP policy or strengthened Canberra’s determination to reduce dependency? According to Dr John Lee, non-resident senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre, the Chinese...

28 May 2021
John Lee

The Wall Street Journal reports that Chinese authorities have denied Australian diplomats access to the trial of an Australian writer accused of espionage in a case that has exacerbated tensions between the two...

28 May 2021
John Lee

The coronavirus lab leak theory is gaining more international attention. United States Studies Centre senior non-resident fellow John Lee spoke to Sky News, saying that the circumstantial evidence and behaviour of the CCP...

24 May 2021
Bruce Wolpe

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have met for the first time face-to-face in Iceland since Joe Biden arrived in the White House. ABC NewsRadio's Sarah...

20 May 2021
Stephen Kirchner

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

18 May 2021
Simon Jackman

Liz Cheney was removed from her position in Congress because she was running a different narrative than the Republicans want to push, according to US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman who appeared on...

14 May 2021
Simon Jackman

Australia and the United States are both calling for an end to the conflict in the Gaza Strip but America has the “historical and ongoing leverage” to be able to end the clashes...

14 May 2021
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article published by The South China Morning Post.

14 May 2021

Today, the United States Studies Centre (USSC) releases Key players in the Biden administration, an overarching analysis of the key appointees in the Biden administration and their significance for Australia. After passing the...

12 May 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Bruce Wolpe, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, appeared on Victoria's Southern FM radio to discuss the first 100 days of Joe Biden's presidency. In order to realise his ambitious agenda, President Biden has "gone big...

12 May 2021
David Smith

The Australian Journal of Pharmacy reports on new research from USSC associate professor David Smith that found three-quarters of Australians would support a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for work, study and travel.

11 May 2021
David Smith

The Herald Sun reports that polling has found Australians back making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory as a three-step plan to reopen international borders was revealed. The survey's lead author was USSC associate professor David...

10 May 2021
Charles Edel

USSC non-resident senior fellow Charles Edel discusses the history of US-China foreign policy on this episode of the University of Texas's 'This is Democracy' podcast.

10 May 2021
David Smith

The New Daily reports that almost three-quarters of Australians would back a COVID-19 vaccine passport according to a new poll.

In the first survey of Australian attitudes to a jab mandate, 73 per...

10 May 2021
David Smith

Almost three-quarters of Australians would back a Covid-19 vaccine passport, a new poll shows, as health officials weigh up a potential nationwide policy.

In the first survey of Australian attitudes to a jab...

9 May 2021
Charles Edel

USSC non-resident senior fellow Charles Edel is quoted by the Toronto Star saying that China has continued to pressure other countries because it has yet to see an effective response from the international...

6 May 2021
John Lee

News.com.au quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow John Lee in this article.

3 May 2021
Simon Jackman

The migrant surge at the US-Mexico border is a “domestic issue that isn’t going well” for President Joe Biden as protesters interrupted a Georgia rally to call for the closure of detention centres...

30 April 2021
Simon Jackman

President Joe Biden has had a remarkable 100 days as he announces massive spending to fund social reform like past President Lyndon Baines Johnson, according to US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman. He...

30 April 2021