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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney deepens Australia’s understanding of the United States through research, teaching and public engagement. Through rigorous analysis of American foreign policy, economics, politics and culture, the Centre has become a national resource, building Australia’s awareness of the dynamics shaping America — and critically — their implications for Australia.

In the news
Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this New York Times article about the issues that are reshaping relations between Australia and the United States.

22 February 2018
In the news

This report by the Australian Financial Review refers to research published by the United States Studies Centre looking at the Australia-US trade and investment relationship.

22 February 2018
In the news
Dougal Robinson

Alliance 21 research fellow Dougal Robinson is quoted in The Age on Malcolm Turnbull’s trip to Washington and the possibility he might try to bring the United States back into the fold of...

20 February 2018
In the news
Brendon O'Connor

What are the big foreign policy issues facing the United States and the world in 2018?

Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor spoke to ABC’s Saturday Extra about what the world can expect from the...

19 February 2018
Media release

New polling from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and YouGov shows that Australians have significantly higher levels of trust in the government, the media and other major institutions than their American counterparts.

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19 February 2018
In the news
Ashley Townshend

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Donald Trump are tipped to discuss troop numbers in Darwin during the prime minister’s trip to Washington. The Sydney Morning Herald spoke to USSC Director of Foreign...

19 February 2018
In the news
Shaun Ratcliff

A Sydney Morning Herald article about the results of a USSC/YouGov public opinion poll comparing trust in Australia and the United States.

18 February 2018
In the news
Ashley Townshend

Thirteen months into the Trump administration Admiral Harry Harris has been formally announced as the US ambassador to Australia.

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this Sydney...

12 February 2018
In the news
Ashley Townshend

Malcolm Turnbull’s Washington trip will be highest-level visit by an Australian leader in more than a decade, in a signal the United States is eager to keep its key allies such as Australia...

8 February 2018
In the news
Brendan Thomas-Noone

USSC research fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone is quoted in this report by 9news.com.au.

7 February 2018
In the news
David Smith

USSC senior lecturer Dr David Smith is quoted in this report by news.com.au.

4 February 2018
In the news
Gorana Grgic

Did President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address meet expectations, both locally and internationally? SBS News spoke to the US Studies Centre's Dr Gorana Grgic.

31 January 2018
Interview
Simon Jackman

The US President is expected to remain close to the script ahead of his first State of the Union Address. CEO of the USSC Professor Simon Jackman from the US Studies Centre tells...

31 January 2018
In the news
Ashley Townshend

Australia has backed a new US defence strategy naming Russia and China as a greater threat to national security than Islamic ­terrorism in a move experts have ­labelled a watershed moment in Washington’s...

27 January 2018
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

The Australian Financial Review reports that the Australian Government's Treasury is set to ramp up its global forecasts in the May budget as the Trump tax revolution helps fan a growing tailwind for...

24 January 2018
Media release

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has today released a report detailing how Australia can overcome the stigma around entrepreneurial failure by drawing on insights from the US experience.

America’s innovation...

24 January 2018
In the news
Dougal Robinson

The US government is set to reopen after days of chaos thanks to an agreement between Republicans and Democrats in Congress. USSC research fellow Dougal Robinson is quoted in this report by news.com.au.

23 January 2018
In the news
Simon Jackman

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a new poll of Australian opinions on Donald Trump has revealed a "surprising" gap between what they think of the United States depending on whether he is...

23 January 2018
Interview
Gorana Grgic

From the threat to abandon the Paris climate accord, and the Iran nuclear deal, to the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and his muscular threats against North Korea; the first year...

22 January 2018
Interview
Charles Edel

Charles Edel, a senior fellow and visiting scholar with the US Studies Centre, joins Luke Grant on 2GB to explain the impasse in funding for US government services.

22 January 2018