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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.

Bruce Wolpe

USSC's Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe writes in Ticker News that midterm elections are a referendum on the president, and this year is no different. He writes that President Biden's future is on the line...

28 September 2022
David Smith

US Studies Centre's Associate Professor David Smith is quoted in The Conversation on how the Morrison government changed religion's relationship with politics.

26 September 2022
Michael J. Green

US Studies Centre’s CEO Dr Mike Green talks with historian Prof James Curran on trade with the United States, the role of AUKUS and how to avoid war in Taiwan in the latest...

15 September 2022
Michael J. Green

A shift in focus means that distinct areas of Australia will become critical for military operations and intelligence, says US Studies Centre's CEO Dr Mike Green. He was talking to Prof James Curran...

15 September 2022
Peter K. Lee

Defence Connect quotes USSC research fellow Peter Lee in an article about the one year anniversary of the AUKUS pact.

15 September 2022
Michael J. Green

Months after the Solomon Islands struck a security pact with China, its leader Manasseh Sogavre has repeatedly appeared to snub the US, heightening Washington's concern but not deterring it from trying to keep...

6 September 2022
Bruce Wolpe

US President Joe Biden has used a prime-time address to the nation to call out Trump-led extremism, which he says is threatening the foundations of the Republic. 

The attempt by Biden to marginalise...

2 September 2022
Jennifer Jackett

InnovationAus refers to USSC research in which author Jennifer Jackett recommends a new ‘AUKUS visa’ for researchers and professionals working in advanced capabilities fields to expediate the three nations’ talent exchange and improve...

2 September 2022
Jennifer Jackett

How can the United States ensure it remains the world’s foremost technology superpower amid China’s rapid advances? According to USSC Non-Resident Fellow Jennifer Jackett, and Australia chair at the Center for Strategic and...

31 August 2022
Tom Corben, Peter K. Lee

USSC Research Fellow Dr Peter Lee and Research Associate Tom Corben are quoted in CNN regarding South Korea's plans to become one of the world's top four weapons suppliers. They say sales like...

19 August 2022
Michael J. Green

Have ongoing efforts to reduce dependence on global markets for critical supplies exacerbated tensions between the great powers or softened insecurities? USSC CEO Dr Michael Green tells Defence Connect in the event Taiwan’s...

16 August 2022
Michael J. Green

USSC chief executive officer Michael Green is quoted by Defence Connect.

12 August 2022
David Smith

Will the FBI investigation be the scandal that torpedoes Donald Trump's chances at a 2024 election run? USSC Associate Professor David Smith tells SBS when such a high-profile investigation is underway it can...

11 August 2022
Michael J. Green

USSC CEO Dr Michael Green tells the Financial Times that South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s decision not to meet US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the stance of South-East Asian nations showed there...

8 August 2022
Jennifer Jackett

The AUKUS Joint Steering Groups met at the Pentagon last week ahead of the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York. In...

2 August 2022
Michael J. Green

Some US officials suspect that Chinese President Xi Jinping is lashing out at the United States over Taiwan to divert attention from his economic and pandemic problems at home. USSC CEO Dr Michael...

1 August 2022
Bruce Wolpe

USSC's Bruce Wolpe tells ABC's The World Today that the arrival of new US ambassador Caroline Kennedy is being marked as another milestone in the partnership between Australia and America. The daughter of...

25 July 2022
David Smith

Former-President Donald Trump ignored pleas from his family and staff to call off the violent mob which stormed the Capitol last year, in a bid to overturn the result of the US election...

25 July 2022
Michael J. Green

USSC CEO, Dr Michael Green, tells the Australian Financial Review that Caroline Kennedy is the best credentialed US ambassador appointed to Australia in decades given her experience as a former envoy in Tokyo.

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21 July 2022
David Smith

USSC's Associate Professor David Smith tells The Sydney Morning Herald how the celebrity power of Donald Duck played an important role in convincing Americans to pay income tax to fund the Second World...

20 July 2022