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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.

The United States Studies Centre (USSC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Emerging Technology program and has appointed award-winning technology and security expert, Dr Miah Hammond-Errey, as the Centre’s new...

27 September 2022
David Smith

US Studies Centre's Associate Professor David Smith is quoted in The Conversation on how the Morrison government changed religion's relationship with politics.

26 September 2022
Peter Dean

USSC Foreign Policy and Defence Director Professor Peter Dean says the war in Ukraine is not progressing how Russia’s President Vladimir Putin would’ve liked.

“His campaign strategy at the beginning of the war...

23 September 2022
Harry Melkonian

Donald Trump and three of his children are being sued by New York's attorney general after an investigation into their family company. Letitia James alleges the Trumps lied to lenders about the net...

22 September 2022
Bruce Wolpe

US Studies Centre's Non-Resident Fellow Bruce Wolpe talks to Joe Hildebrand at 2GB and weighs in on how the Democratic and Republican parties don't want either Joe Biden and Donald Trump to run...

21 September 2022
Michael J. Green

US Studies Centre’s CEO Dr Mike Green talks with historian Prof James Curran on trade with the United States, the role of AUKUS and how to avoid war in Taiwan in the latest...

15 September 2022
Michael J. Green

A shift in focus means that distinct areas of Australia will become critical for military operations and intelligence, says US Studies Centre's CEO Dr Mike Green. He was talking to Prof James Curran...

15 September 2022
Peter K. Lee

Defence Connect quotes USSC research fellow Peter Lee in an article about the one year anniversary of the AUKUS pact.

15 September 2022
Victoria Cooper

USSC Research Associate Victoria Cooper told AusBiz that President Biden used a prime-time speech to call the US midterms election a "battle for the soul of democracy" saying "MAGA Republicans - a reference...

8 September 2022
Michael J. Green

Months after the Solomon Islands struck a security pact with China, its leader Manasseh Sogavre has repeatedly appeared to snub the US, heightening Washington's concern but not deterring it from trying to keep...

6 September 2022
Bruce Wolpe

US President Joe Biden has used a prime-time address to the nation to call out Trump-led extremism, which he says is threatening the foundations of the Republic. 

The attempt by Biden to marginalise...

2 September 2022
Jennifer Jackett

InnovationAus refers to USSC research in which author Jennifer Jackett recommends a new ‘AUKUS visa’ for researchers and professionals working in advanced capabilities fields to expediate the three nations’ talent exchange and improve...

2 September 2022
Jennifer Jackett

How can the United States ensure it remains the world’s foremost technology superpower amid China’s rapid advances? According to USSC Non-Resident Fellow Jennifer Jackett, and Australia chair at the Center for Strategic and...

31 August 2022
Victoria Cooper

US President Biden announced a program to provide student debt relief to millions of borrowers of federal loans. USSC Research Associate Victoria Cooper discussed what the changes mean for the economy and American...

29 August 2022

The Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) is the United States’ first major economic initiative in the region in more than half a decade, but is it enough?

The United States Studies Centre...

25 August 2022
Brendon O'Connor

USSC Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor tells Sky News that former president Donald Trump shows “every sign” of wanting to run again as US President. "He’s going to be like Biden, very well aged...

19 August 2022
Tom Corben, Peter K. Lee

USSC Research Fellow Dr Peter Lee and Research Associate Tom Corben are quoted in CNN regarding South Korea's plans to become one of the world's top four weapons suppliers. They say sales like...

19 August 2022
David Smith

Several recent deadly acts of extremism labelled as terror attacks have significantly shaped the way governments and agencies tackle national and international security. In this SBS episode of To The Extreme, USSC...

16 August 2022
Michael J. Green

Have ongoing efforts to reduce dependence on global markets for critical supplies exacerbated tensions between the great powers or softened insecurities? USSC CEO Dr Michael Green tells Defence Connect in the event Taiwan’s...

16 August 2022
Michael J. Green

USSC chief executive officer Michael Green is quoted by Defence Connect.

12 August 2022