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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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Charles Edel

The Wall Street Journal reviews Senior Fellow Charles Edel's book, The Lessons of Tragedy.

30 March 2019
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This report by the Adelaide Advertiser mentions recent research from the United States Studies Centre highlighting the need for Australia’s Future Submarines to host fleets of drones.

30 March 2019
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Computerworld reports on comments made by Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith during a speech at the United States Studies Centre.

29 March 2019
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Shaun Ratcliff

Lecturer in Political Science Shaun Ratcliff spoke to the ABC about campaign financing in the United States and the influence of political mega-donors the Koch brothers.

26 March 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

This Australian Financial Review report refers to research written by USSC director of trade and investment Dr Stephen Kirchner.

21 March 2019
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The Australian's David Uren refers to research by USSC Trade and Investment Program director Dr Stephen Kirchner in this op-ed.

21 March 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

Author of new research published by the USSC and director of its trade and investment program, Dr Stephen Kirchner, is quoted in this opinion piece by The Sydney Morning Herald's Jessica Irvine.

20 March 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

The Australian Financial Review takes an in-depth look at USSC Trade and Investment Program Dr Stephen Kirchner's new report 'Unbroken: Productivity and worker compensation in Australia and the United States.'

Dr Kirchner argues...

20 March 2019
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Ashley Townshend

Two of Donald Trump's top security advisers have paid a rare visit to the Pacific in another sign that the United States is intent on thwarting China's strategic ambitions in the region. Ashley...

11 March 2019
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Charles Edel

Washington Post columnist Max Boot references a new book by Charles Edel, The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order, in his opinion editorial on President Trump's reported plans to vastly increase...

11 March 2019
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Mia Love

Former Republican house representative Mia Love has recently joined the United States Studies Centre as a visiting fellow and will travel to Australia later this year to speak about US politics. Here she...

3 March 2019
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Bruce Wolpe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller won't post the full text of his report into Russian interference online and don't expect him to front a dramatic press conference as bombshell allegations are dropped about the...

28 February 2019
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Charles Edel

9News quotes Senior Fellow Charles Edel in its analysis of the second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

27 February 2019
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The Australian newspaper references the Centre's AgTech report. Pratt Industries' Anthony Pratt also quotes figures from the report in his speech at the EvokeAG Conference, which is covered by the article.

25 February 2019
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David Smith

President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency in order to build his wall. News.com.au spoke to David Smith about the implications of his decision to bypass Congress on the funding.

15 February 2019
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Jared Mondschein

US National Security Adviser John Bolton is considered one of the most powerful figures inside the Trump administration – and he is reportedly planning a visit to Australia. Senior Fellow Jared Mondschein spoke...

7 February 2019
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Ashley Townshend

While the Trump Administration is pushing ahead with its plans to withdraw troops from Syria, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his Administration will soon be making requests for more support from...

7 February 2019
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Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel previews President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address on CNBC.

4 February 2019
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Brendan Thomas-Noone

Foreign Policy and Defence Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone spoke to The Telegraph in the UK about the 'escalating cold war' between China and the US.

30 January 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

BlueScope - Australia’s biggest steel company - has suffered a multibillion-dollar battering, losing 35 per cent of its value in six months, as the boost from US President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade policies...

29 January 2019