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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.

Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article published by Forbes Japan discussing the USSC report Averting Crisis and its recommendations for regional security cooperation between the...

1 April 2020
Stephen Kirchner

Comments made by USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner appear in this article published by The Australian Financial Review.

1 April 2020
James Curran

USSC non-resident senior research fellow James Curran is quoted in this article by The Australian's Paul Kelly.

28 March 2020
David Smith

In an interview for 9 News online, Dr David Smith discussed how President Donald Trump is giving Americans a false picture of the seriousness of the COVID-19 crisis, saying he's seen the pandemic...

28 March 2020
Stephen Kirchner

Quantitative easing has many forms but essentially it is all about increasing the amount of money circulating in the economy. In this article published by the Australian Financial Review, USSC director of trade...

23 March 2020
John Lee

John Lee was quoted in the Australian, where he weighed in on China's knowledge of the novel coronavirus and how it witheld information regarding the threat level of the virus.

In the...

21 March 2020
John Lee

Dr John Lee was quoted in an article in the South China Morning Post, highlighting how the global coronavirus pandemic is more likely to aggravate rather than repair "already fraught relationships" between the...

20 March 2020
Gorana Grgic

In an interview with CNBC, Gorana discusses the American response to the coronavirus pandemic and how the outbreak could impact the 2020 presidential election.

19 March 2020
David Smith

In this article in GQ, USSC senior lecturer David Smith is quoted about the support President Donald Trump receives from Pentecostals.

18 March 2020
Stephen Kirchner

Dr Stephen Kirchner was quoted in an article by Josh Butler, Senior News Reporter at 10 daily, on the market impact of coronavirus in both Australia and the US.

He highlighted the "fragmented"...

17 March 2020
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Dr Stephen Kirchner joined a group of five experts to discuss the Coalition's economic response to the coronavirus outbreak in an article in the Guardian.

12 March 2020
Stephen Kirchner

In an article for the Guardian, USSC director of trade and investment Dr Stephen Kirchner joined a group of five experts to weigh in on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Australian...

11 March 2020
Stephen Kirchner

Dr Stephen Kirchner, USSC director of trade and investment, was interviewed in an article for News.com.au where he discussed oil prices, the global economy and the coronavirus.

Dr Kirchner hasn't rule out the...

11 March 2020

This Defence Connect article refers to research published by USSC in 2019.

9 March 2020
David Smith

The field of candidates for the US Democratic nomination began as the most diverse in history, but has narrowed to a race between the former vice president Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders...

7 March 2020
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article published by The Sydney Morning Herald.

7 March 2020
Simon Jackman

The first openly gay US presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, has dropped out of the Democratic race after a resounding defeat in the South Carolina primary.

Among a crowded field of moderate Democratic candidates...

2 March 2020
Elliott Brennan

On Wednesday, the most crucial event in the race to become the candidate to take on Donald Trump will be held — Super Tuesday. ABC News quotes USSC research associate Elliott Brennan in...

2 March 2020

The editorial in The Weekend Australian refers to research published by the USSC Foreign Policy and Defence Program.

22 February 2020

The RAAF Base Tindal will become northern Australia's most important strategic air force base with the Morrison government investing $1.6 billion for upgrades that boost military ties with the United States. This article...

21 February 2020