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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.

Bruce Wolpe

The Canberra Times reports that Australian leaders are usually hesitant to weigh in on issues animating Washington, often to the chagrin of their voters. But new Australian PM Anthony Albanese showed a willingness...

27 May 2022
David Smith

USSC associate professor David Smith is quoted by 9 News about US gun policy in the wake of the deadliest school shooting in the past decade.

26 May 2022
Gorana Grgic

The recent Quad Summit was the culmination of an intense two weeks of high-level Indo-Pacific diplomacy by the Biden Administration. ABC TV spoke to the United States Studies Centre Senior Lecturer Gorana Grgic...

26 May 2022
Michael J. Green

Anthony Albanese will today attend his first international security meeting as Australia's Prime Minister. He'll meet with the US, India and Japan at the Quad meeting in Tokyo where he'll unveil a package...

24 May 2022
Stephen Loosley

Defence Connect quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow Stephen Loosley in this article.

20 May 2022
Michael J. Green

The New York Times reports that President Biden plans to emphasise that the United States can counter aggression in both Europe and Asia during a trip to Asia. Incoming CEO of the US...

19 May 2022
Peter K. Lee

With South Korean defence firm Hanwha breaking ground for its armoured vehicle production facility in Victoria, USSC research fellow Peter Lee - an Indo-Pacific security expert - says the incoming Yoon administration shows...

4 May 2022
Bruce Wolpe

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi met in secret in Kyiv over the weekend, a week after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken...

2 May 2022
Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted by Defence Connect in this article.

29 April 2022

This Australian Financial Review article refers to comments made by Foreign Minister Marise Payne during a speech hosted by the United States Studies Centre.

29 April 2022

The Canberra Times quotes Foreign Minister Marise Payne who delivered a speech to the US Studies Centre in Sydney.

28 April 2022

The Australian reports that Foreign Minister Marise Payne declared China’s security pact with Solomon Islands was “not the result of some deficiency in Australia’s development program”. “It reflects the geostrategic reality of the...

28 April 2022

The Guardian reported that Foreign Minister Marise Payne delivered a foreign policy address to the United States Studies Centre, during which she warned “we’ve entered a period that is becoming more dangerous, less...

28 April 2022
Gorana Grgic

ABC Radio's Saturday Extra program featured a discussion of the top foreign policy and security issues in the federal election campaign after the signing of a China - Solomon Islands security deal. Guests...

23 April 2022
Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article published by the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

15 April 2022
Michael J. Green

Greg Sheridan quotes incoming USSC CEO Mike Green in this article published by The Australian.

9 April 2022
Stephen Loosley

In an interview for Sky News, the US Studies Centre’s Stephen Loosley has praised the nomination of Caroline Kennedy to be US Ambassador to Australia as very important for both nations.

8 April 2022
David Smith

USSC associate professor David Smith is quoted in this article published by ABC News.

2 April 2022
Peter K. Lee

The ‘no limits’ relationship between Beijing and Moscow has been portrayed by the West as an authoritarian pairing, which seeks to undermine the global rules-based order and challenge long-held liberal-democratic norms.

This ideological...

31 March 2022
Michael J. Green

Incoming United States Studies Centre CEO Dr Michael Green says the US-led consensus has been “incredibly important” in pushing back against Russia in the Ukrainian conflict.

“The Biden administration received a lot of...

31 March 2022