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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.

Peter K. Lee

With South Korean defence firm Hanwha breaking ground for its armoured vehicle production facility in Victoria, USSC research fellow Peter Lee - an Indo-Pacific security expert - says the incoming Yoon administration shows...

4 May 2022
Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted by Defence Connect in this article.

29 April 2022

This Australian Financial Review article refers to comments made by Foreign Minister Marise Payne during a speech hosted by the United States Studies Centre.

29 April 2022

The Canberra Times quotes Foreign Minister Marise Payne who delivered a speech to the US Studies Centre in Sydney.

28 April 2022

The Australian reports that Foreign Minister Marise Payne declared China’s security pact with Solomon Islands was “not the result of some deficiency in Australia’s development program”. “It reflects the geostrategic reality of the...

28 April 2022

The Guardian reported that Foreign Minister Marise Payne delivered a foreign policy address to the United States Studies Centre, during which she warned “we’ve entered a period that is becoming more dangerous, less...

28 April 2022
Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article published by the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

15 April 2022
Michael J. Green

Greg Sheridan quotes incoming USSC CEO Mike Green in this article published by The Australian.

9 April 2022
David Smith

USSC associate professor David Smith is quoted in this article published by ABC News.

2 April 2022
Peter K. Lee

The ‘no limits’ relationship between Beijing and Moscow has been portrayed by the West as an authoritarian pairing, which seeks to undermine the global rules-based order and challenge long-held liberal-democratic norms.

This ideological...

31 March 2022

Intermedium reports that PM Scott Morrision announced at the USSC Alliance Dinner that the government is establishing a Cyber and Critical Technology Intelligence Centre as a stand-alone entity inside the Office of National...

30 March 2022

The Australian reports that Prime Minister Scott Morrison marked the 70th anniversary of the ANZUS Alliance at a dinner hosted by the United States Studies Centre on Monday night by announcing a cyber...

29 March 2022
Michael J. Green

The Australian Financial Review reports that Australia’s spy agencies will get enhanced access to cutting edge tools to gather and analyse intelligence, as well as better advise government on emerging and critical technologies...

28 March 2022
Simon Jackman

A diplomatic gaffe by US President Joe Biden has probably provided his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a short-term boost as the Ukraine conflict drags on. That was the view of USSC chief executive...

28 March 2022
Michael J. Green

The Australian's Greg Sheridan quotes Mike Green, the newly appointed chief executive of the United States Studies Centre at Sydney University. Dr Green says that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the biggest disruption...

27 March 2022
Ashley Townshend

The Wall Street Journal reports that the United States and Australia are shoring up relations as a proposed security agreement between Beijing and the island nation could have far-reaching implications. The article quotes...

25 March 2022

The Guardian refers to remarks by Defence Minister Peter Dutton at a United States Studies Centre event earlier in the week.

19 March 2022

The Guardian refers to remarks by defence minister Peter Dutton at an event in Canberra to launch new research from the USSC.

16 March 2022

Defence Minister Peter Dutton told the US Studies Centre at an event in Canberra today that Beijing may look to annex Taiwan while the world is preoccupied with Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

16 March 2022

ABC News reports that the Defence Minister Peter Dutton has labelled Vladimir Putin a "paranoid and utterly ruthless" dictator and says the Russian President may be "destroyed" by the war in Ukraine during...

16 March 2022