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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.

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Jared Mondschein

USSC senior advisor Jared Mondschein is quoted in this report by the South China Morning Post.

15 August 2019
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Charles Edel

Hal Brands and Charles Edel's In The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order is reviewed in The National Interest.

14 August 2019
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Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article published by The Australian Financial Review.

9 August 2019
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Charles Edel

Charles Edel is quoted in this article in The Strategist.

6 August 2019
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Simon Jackman, John Barron

Even for a nation where mass shootings have become a depressingly common event, two separate massacres involving lone gunmen over the weekend have shaken the US and re-ignited the gun control debate. USSC...

6 August 2019
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David Smith

Critics of Donald Trump have long hoped to impeach the US President. But any hopes of that were killed off today. Dr David Smith, senior lecturer in American politics and foreign policy with...

25 July 2019
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David Smith

It is the long-awaited TV event that opponents of Donald Trump have been waiting for. But it could backfire and make him even stronger. USSC senior lecturer David Smith is quoted in this...

24 July 2019
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Ashley Townshend

High end war fighting games involving Australia, US, Canadian, NZ and even Japanese troops are being held off the Queensland coast as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre. It's the largest biennial exercise ever...

24 July 2019
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Charles Edel

Use of Ream Naval Base would help China's military project power across a broad swath of Southeast Asia. Senior Fellow Charles Edel is quoted in this article in The Wall Street Journal.

22 July 2019
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Charles Edel

Charles Edel and Hal Brands’s new book, The Lessons of Tragedy, investigates a value seemingly long since departed from American thought: a sense for the tragic. Octavian Report spoke with Edel, a...

16 July 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this report by The Australian.

12 July 2019
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David Smith

The colourful former American presidential candidate Ross Perot has died at the age of 89. The self-made billionaire from Texas ran for president as a third party candidate twice in the 90s, swinging...

11 July 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

In this article published by the Australian Financial Review, USSC economist Stephen Kirchner is quoted as saying that Australia's central bank left cutting rates too late because it was more concerned about financial...

11 July 2019
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Lavina Lee

Dr Lavina Lee wrote about her new USSC report "Democracy promotion: ANZUS and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy" in The Australian

10 July 2019
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Ashley Townshend

The Australian Defence Force has said it is keeping a close eye on a Chinese spy warship heading to Australian waters.

9 July 2019
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David Smith

USSC senior lecturer David Smith is quoted in this report by ABC Radio's The World Today.

5 July 2019
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Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article by The Australian Financial Review.

5 July 2019
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David Smith

Joint research from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia indicates a majority of Australians support the "No Jab, No Pay" policy. Under legislation...

3 July 2019
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David Smith

US President Donald Trump has abruptly backed down from his stand-off with the Supreme Court over the US census. The Trump administration wanted to include a long-contested question on citizenship in next year's...

3 July 2019
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Brendan Thomas-Noone

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

28 June 2019