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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.

Stephen Loosley

When President Ford walked out of the St. Francis Hotel, Sara Jane Moore aimed her gun about 12 metres away. The moment she fired, a bystander in the crowd grabbed the weapon, and...

14 January 2023
Bruce Wolpe

A major investigation has been ordered into US President Joe Biden's handling of sensitive government documents after some were found in his garage and personal library.

It's an embarrasing development for the president...

13 January 2023
Stephen Loosley

United States Studies Centre non-resident senior fellow Stephen Loosley says in this interview for Sky News that for US President Joe Biden to leave behind classified documents at an office is “deeply embarrassing”.

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11 January 2023
Stephen Loosley

United States Studies Centre non-resident senior fellow Stephen Loosley spoke on Sky News, saying US President Joe Biden’s visit to the border in El Paso “shows that he is determined to have a...

11 January 2023
Tom Corben

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that secret briefings detailing plans to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines sparked a dramatic intervention by two senior US senators warning the AUKUS pact risked pushing America’s industrial...

10 January 2023
Tom Corben

USSC research fellow in foreign policy and defence Tom Corben is quoted by The Australian about Australia's capacity to build and maintain military capabilities.

10 January 2023
Bruce Wolpe

After a bruising week in congress, Republican leader Kevin McCarthy finally was confirmed as speaker after being voted down 14 times, a record not equalled since the Civil War.

The Trump legacy of...

9 January 2023
David Smith

USSC associate professor David Smith tells the Daily Telegraph the “bitter divide” in the Republican Party means they will struggle to pass any major legislation through Congress.

6 January 2023
Bruce Wolpe

USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe spoke to 2GB about the divide within the Republican Party as they seek to elect a speaker of the House.

6 January 2023
Bruce Wolpe

The deadlock over who to elect as the speaker of the US House of Representatives is entering its third day. Senator Kevin McCarthy has failed six times to gain the 218 votes needed...

5 January 2023
Bruce Wolpe

Republicans are set to vote against US President Joe Biden's latest aid package for Ukraine, despite Volodymyr Zelenskyy's rousing address to Congress. USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe spoke to ABC PM about these...

22 December 2022
Michael J. Green

United States Studies Centre chief executive Michael Green is quoted in this article published by The Australian saying it is important that former prime minister and the next Australian Ambassador to the United...

21 December 2022

A new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) highlights how the Indo-Pacific region remains the primary geopolitical theatre for strategic competition, even as Washington and its allies and partners meet the...

20 December 2022
Bruce Wolpe

The New Daily reports on the recommendation by Congress to refer former president Donald Trump for criminal prosecution. The article quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe.

20 December 2022
Hayley Channer

United States Studies Centre Director of Economic Security Hayley Channer talks about the significance of Foreign Minister Penny Wong's visit to mainland China in this interview for Sky News.

19 December 2022
Michael J. Green

Peter Hartcher, political editor and international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, talks to Dr Michael Green, CEO of US Studies Centre:

"Mike Green has visited Australia many times and...

13 December 2022
Tom Corben

Recent meetings have eased tensions, but ongoing differences mean there’s still a long way to put relationship on solid footing. Research Fellow Tom Corben, from the US Studies Centre, said the US wanted...

12 December 2022
Michael J. Green

USSC chief executive Mike Green is quoted in this article by The Australian's Greg Sheridan.

11 December 2022
Brendon O'Connor

US Studies Centre Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor says there is an “unedifying time” ahead for the United States if Donald Trump wants to re-establish himself as the “top Republican” candidate. “I suppose these...

9 December 2022
Brendon O'Connor

Raphael Warnock has claimed the Georgia runoff for the Democrats over the Donald Trump-backed candidate Herschel Walker. US Studies Centre Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor says Trump is in the “world of taking these...

9 December 2022