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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.

In the news
Ashley Townshend

In this article in The Guardian, Ashley Townshend, the director of foreign policy and defence at the United States Studies Centre, said Australia’s decision to join the US operation was “understandable, unsurprising, but...

25 August 2019
Interview
Bruce Wolpe

US Studies Centre Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe has said in this Sky News interviews that the US-China trade war is “spiralling out of control” in the wake of Donald Trump announcing an additional...

24 August 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this op-ed about quantitative easing published by the Sydney Morning Herald.

24 August 2019
Interview
Stephen Kirchner

‘You can sell your soul for a pile of soybeans or you can protect your people’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Australian leaders on his recent visit. A hint to choose sides...

23 August 2019
Media release

AgTech — the wave of emerging technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and biotechnology coming to food and agriculture — has the potential to both benefit Australia’s agricultural sector and create...

22 August 2019
In the news

Malcolm Davis writes for ASPI, referring to new research published by the United States Studies Centre this week.

22 August 2019
In the news

The Australian mentions new research published by the US Studies Centre in this article.

22 August 2019
Interview
Bruce Wolpe

Senior Fellow at the US Studies Centre Bruce Wolpe says in this Sky News interview that Donald Trump’s relationship with the National Rifle Association is stunting the nation’s gun law reform and it...

22 August 2019
In the news

John Blaxland, Professor at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at Australian National University, refers to USSC research published this week in this article written for The Conversation.

22 August 2019
In the news

The Editorial in today's edition of The Australian mentions research published by the US Studies Centre this week.

22 August 2019
Interview
Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone, Matilda Steward

For ASPI’s "Policy, guns and money" podcast, Marcus Hellyer talks to the authors of the US Studies Centre report that’s been making waves around the Indo-Pacific about US strategy and readiness in the...

22 August 2019
In the news

Hawaii Public Radio reports on new research published by USSC.

22 August 2019
In the news

US President Donald Trump has shrugged off warnings in a USSC report that China could wipe out almost all American, allied and partner bases, airstrips, ports and military installations in the western Pacific...

21 August 2019
In the news

The Independent reports on new research published by the United States Studies Centre.

21 August 2019
In the news

Asia Times reports on new research from the United States Studies Centre.

21 August 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Dr Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this report by the Sydney Morning Herald.

21 August 2019
Interview
Ashley Townshend

Australia will join US-led efforts to protect international shipping through the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. USSC director of foreign policy Ashley Townshend is interviewed about this on RN Drive.

21 August 2019
In the news

The US is so weakened in the Indo-Pacific region, it could now lose a short, sharp conflict started by Beijing in just “hours”, up-ending the military order in our region. Furthermore, Australia is...

21 August 2019
In the news
Ashley Townshend

Australia will send a ship, plane and personnel to the Persian Gulf to join a US-led multinational mission to guarantee the safe passage of oil tankers though the Strait of Hormuz. USSC director...

21 August 2019
In the news

New United States Studies Centre report, Averting Crisis: American strategy, military spending and collective defence in the Indo-Pacific, is reported in this article on France24.

20 August 2019