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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney deepens Australia’s understanding of the United States through research, teaching and public engagement. Through rigorous analysis of American foreign policy, economics, politics and culture, the Centre has become a national resource, building Australia’s awareness of the dynamics shaping America — and critically — their implications for Australia.

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Stephen Kirchner

Director of the USSC Trade and Investment Program Dr Stephen Kirchner spoke to ABC Radio about what the future holds for the G7 summit in the wake of US hostility at the latest...

18 June 2018
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Jared Mondschein

Research fellow Jared Mondschein spoke to ABC Radio's 'PM Program' about the fallout from Donald Trump's performance at the G7 summit in Canada.

12 June 2018
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Anthony Wicht

USSC Fellow Anthony Wicht spoke to Sky News Australia about his latest report on the avenues for collaboration between Australia and the United States in the space sector.

12 June 2018
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Stephen Kirchner

The director of USSC's Trade and Investment Program Stephen Kirchner spoke to ABC News about what to expect ahead of the annual G7 summit amid escalating trade tensions.

8 June 2018
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Anthony Wicht

The Australian takes an in-depth look at Alliance 21 Fellow Anthony Wicht's new report on avenues for cooperation in Space between the US and Australia.

7 June 2018
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Stephen Kirchner

Director of the USSC's Trade and Investment Program Dr Stephen Kirchner spoke to 'The Business' on ABC TV about the consequences of US trade action against allies.

7 June 2018
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The Australian Financial Review reports on findings in a new report released by USSC looking at what the new Western Sydney Airport can learn from similar airport developments in the United States.

28 May 2018
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Walter Robinson's investigative team at The Boston Globe uncovered one of the biggest institutional scandals of our times. Ahead of his visit to Australia, including an event for the United States Studies Centre...

26 May 2018
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Brendan Thomas-Noone

No matter the result of next month's meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, it's highly unlikely North Korea will be surrendering their nuclear arsenal. USSC research fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone is quoted in...

16 May 2018
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Brendan Thomas-Noone

Research Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program Brendan Thomas-Noone is quoted in this Telegraph article about Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Thomas-Noone says...

11 May 2018
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Ashley Townshend

Director of the Foreign Policy and Defence program Ashley Townshend is quoted in this Sydney Morning Herald article about the Chinese deployment of 'defensive' missiles in the South China Sea.

7 May 2018
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Anthony Wicht

Gizmodo quotes USSC Alliance 21 Fellow Anthony Wicht in this article.

7 May 2018
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Rodney Taveira

Kanye West has spent the last week re-inserting himself into American politics, with social media statements about the major US political parties and controversial comments about slavery. Lecturer Dr Rodney Taveira joined 2ser's The...

3 May 2018
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Gorana Grgic

Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy Dr Gorana Grgic spoke to SBS News about what French President Emmanuel Macron's speech to the US Congress will mean for the wider relationship he has...

30 April 2018
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Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this Sydney Morning Herald article about the US reset on its search for an ambassador to Australia after Admiral Harry Harris...

27 April 2018
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Ashley Townshend, Dougal Robinson

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend and research fellow Dougal Robinson are quoted in this article for the Australian Financial Review about the possible candidates to act as the US...

27 April 2018
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Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this Newsweek article about the surprise decision to reassign Admiral Harry Harris to the role of Ambassador to South Korea rather...

26 April 2018
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Ashley Townshend

Former ambassador to Washington Kim Beazley has urged Donald Trump to abandon his vendetta against top Republican officials who refused to back his presidency and appoint one of them as his envoy to...

25 April 2018
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Ashley Townshend

A last minute switch on the new US ambassador to Australia is playing into the idea that Donald Trump is treating the nation like a second-class ally, analysts have warned. In this report...

25 April 2018
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Comments made at a USSC event by former US trade official Glen Fukushima are the focus of this article published by the Australian Financial Review.

19 April 2018