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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.

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In the news
James Brown

During Vice President Mike Pence's two-day visit to Sydney this weekend, the Australian government will be looking to him for insights into what President Donald Trump has planned on such key issues as...

21 April 2017
In the news
Dougal Robinson

US Vice President Mike Pence will be pressed by the Turnbull government on trade opportunities during his weekend visit to Australia, after the Trump administration pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal...

20 April 2017
Interview
Ashley Townshend

Has President Trump pivoted away from former President Obama's pivot to Asia? On ABC Radio's Between the Lines, USSC research fellow Ashley Townshend and executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Peter...

20 April 2017
In the news
Brendan Thomas-Noone

North Korea has threatened any further military action by the United States could lead to “all out war”, following a military parade that showed the scale of Kim Jong-un’s ambitions. USSC research fellow...

19 April 2017
In the news
James Brown

Research director Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown is quoted in this article published by The Australian about US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Australia this weekend.

18 April 2017
In the news
James Curran, Adam Lockyer

In this article published in The Australian, Paul Monk reviews two books about Australian defence and security: Professor James Curran’s Fighting with America and Dr Adam Lockyer's Australia’s Defence Strategy. Both...

15 April 2017
Interview
David Smith

Academic director Dr David Smith is interviewed about the intersection of Donald Trump, religion and policy.

14 April 2017
In the news
Brendan Thomas-Noone

US President Donald Trump has baited North Korea over Twitter warning it was looking for trouble while Pyongyang threatened to launch a nuclear attack on the US if provoked. Research fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone...

13 April 2017
Interview
David Smith

Senior lecturer Dr David Smith is interviewed by Triple J Hack's Tom Tilley about escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.

12 April 2017
Media release

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen Dougherty and Greg Medcraft to its Board of Directors. Ms Dougherty and Mr Medcraft will...

11 April 2017
Interview
David Smith

The US President Donald Trump is revelling in the swearing in of his Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch. Democrats had opposed his nomination but the Republicans changed Senate rules to ensure he was...

11 April 2017
Interview
Ashley Townshend

Research fellow Ashley Townshend is interviewed on Sky News about President Trump's decision to divert an armada of American warships from port visits in Australia to the waters off North Korea.

10 April 2017
In the news
Sarah Graham

Some of President Trump’s most hardened supporters and critics appear to have switched places following the decision to order US air strikes on a Syrian air base. USSC lecturer Dr Sarah Graham is...

8 April 2017
In the news

This report from The Australian covers the launch of a joint USSC and American Chamber of Commerce research project looking at investment flows between Australia and the US.

7 April 2017
In the news
Sarah Graham

Lecturer Dr Sarah Graham provides comments to news.com.au about Donald Trump's decision to launch a military attack on Syria.

7 April 2017
In the news
Ashley Townshend

Donald Trump has hailed the start of “a very, very great relationship” with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, as they begin talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. USSC research fellow Ashley Townshend...

7 April 2017
Media release

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) will today officially launch a new research project examining investment flows between Australia and the United States.

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6 April 2017
Interview
Max Paul Friedman

President Donald Trump has suggested there may be a policy change in the wake of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons attack on his own citizens. USSC visiting scholar Professor Max Friedman is...

6 April 2017
In the news
Ashley Townshend

The Guardian's Tom Phillips writes that Trump is signalling an intent to ignore human rights in welcoming Xi Jinping to his Mar-a-Lago estate – and in the act may be ceding the mantle...

5 April 2017
In the news
Brendan Thomas-Noone

Former defence secretary Ash Carter has warned war with North Korea is possible, but it would come with “an intensity of violence” we haven’t seen in decades. In this article published by news.com.au...

4 April 2017