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About the centre

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.

Media release

The US government may still be partially shutdown, but the 116th Congress has duly convened and Democrats are wasting no time after reprising their control of the House of Representatives and its powerful committees.

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17 January 2019
Interview
Jared Mondschein

As the longest partial US government shutdown drags on, its effects have started to be felt in the US external territories. Senior fellow Jared Mondschein spoke to ABC Radio's Pacific Beat program about...

16 January 2019
Interview
Gorana Grgic

Non-resident fellow Gorana Grgic joined Yvonne Yong on ABC's The World to discuss what is now the longest partial government shutdown in US history. With neither the president nor the Democrats seeing acquiescence...

15 January 2019
In the news
Simon Jackman, Shaun Ratcliff

The Sydney Morning Herald looked at the USSC and YouGov's latest polling on Australian voter's attitudes on a number of key issues.

15 January 2019
In the news
Charles Edel

Donald Trump has had a week of worse headlines than usual, as the Government shutdown limps on.

Negotiations aimed at ending the stalemate have broken down, and hundreds of thousands of public servants...

11 January 2019
In the news
Charles Edel

There's still no end in sight to the partial government shutdown in the United States, with President Donald Trump using a trip to the Rio Grande in Texas to again talk up the...

11 January 2019
Interview
Bruce Wolpe

Non-resident fellow Bruce Wolpe spoke to ABC News about the appointment of the new US Ambassador to Australia.

"At the last minute, the people invested in the relationship did the political work necessary...

8 January 2019
Interview
Simon Jackman

United States Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman joined a panel on ABC Radio to talk about the new Democratic House of Representatives and Elizabeth Warren's presidential ambitions.

8 January 2019
In the news

The Australian reports on research released by the US Studies Centre warning that increasing energy prices in Australia may force more heavy industry and manufacturing­businesses to close down or shift overseas.

28 December 2018
Media release

Innovation capability is increasingly critical for sustaining competitiveness and for developing new options for economic growth. But a low level of research-industry collaboration has been a perennial problem for Australian innovation policy. 

Using the US...

19 December 2018
In the news

New research by the US Studies Centre is referenced in this opinion piece published by Judith Sloan and published by The Australian about rising energy costs in Australia.

18 December 2018
Media release

Australian households and businesses are paying two to three times more for their energy than their American counterparts and if prices remain as they are, Australia will face serious economic consequences according to...

12 December 2018
In the news

The Australian's Perry Williams takes an in-depth look at USSC's new report: 'It doesn't have to be this way: Australia's energy crisis, America's energy surplus'.

12 December 2018
In the news

Angela Macdonald-Smith writes about the findings of the new USSC report 'It doesn't have to be this way: Australia's energy crisis, America's energy surplus' for the Australian Financial Review.

12 December 2018
Interview
Madelyn Creedon

Alliance 21 Fellow Madelyn Creedon is quoted in this article published in The Australian Financial Review on China's strategic missle build-up. Creedon notes her concern about the onset of a new global arms...

5 December 2018
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel joined Fran Kelly on the ABC's RN Breakfast to discuss President Trump's looming meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Argentina.

30 November 2018
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel joined the panel of ABC's The Drum to discuss the G20 Summit in Argentina and the domestic forces steering Trump to cancel his planned meeting with Russian president Vladimir...

30 November 2018
Interview
Gorana Grgic

Gorana Grgic joined Matt Bevan on ABC's 'Russia, If You're Listening' podcast for an update on Rober Mueller accusing Paul Manafort of lying to federal investigators and what it means for the probe...

29 November 2018
In the news
Anthony Wicht

Phys org looked at the seemingly intractable problem of space junk and how Western Australia can help make space flight safer and more predictable. The article draws on Anthony Wicht's Alliance 21 report...

28 November 2018
Interview
Elsina Wainwright

Non-resident fellow Elsina Wainwright joined Geraldine Doogue on Radio National's 'A Foreign Affair' to discuss the wash-up from the APEC summit and the future of American defence spending in the Indo-Pacific.

26 November 2018