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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

A major investigation has been ordered into US President Joe Biden's handling of sensitive government documents after some were found in his garage and personal library.

It's an embarrasing development for the president...

13 January 2023
Tom Corben

USSC research fellow in foreign policy and defence Tom Corben is quoted by The Australian about Australia's capacity to build and maintain military capabilities.

10 January 2023
Tom Corben

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that secret briefings detailing plans to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines sparked a dramatic intervention by two senior US senators warning the AUKUS pact risked pushing America’s industrial...

10 January 2023
David Smith

USSC associate professor David Smith tells the Daily Telegraph the “bitter divide” in the Republican Party means they will struggle to pass any major legislation through Congress.

6 January 2023
Michael J. Green

United States Studies Centre chief executive Michael Green is quoted in this article published by The Australian saying it is important that former prime minister and the next Australian Ambassador to the United...

21 December 2022
Bruce Wolpe

The New Daily reports on the recommendation by Congress to refer former president Donald Trump for criminal prosecution. The article quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe.

20 December 2022
Michael J. Green

Peter Hartcher, political editor and international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, talks to Dr Michael Green, CEO of US Studies Centre:

"Mike Green has visited Australia many times and...

13 December 2022
Tom Corben

Recent meetings have eased tensions, but ongoing differences mean there’s still a long way to put relationship on solid footing. Research Fellow Tom Corben, from the US Studies Centre, said the US wanted...

12 December 2022
Michael J. Green

USSC chief executive Mike Green is quoted in this article by The Australian's Greg Sheridan.

11 December 2022
Brendon O'Connor

US Studies Centre Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor says there is an “unedifying time” ahead for the United States if Donald Trump wants to re-establish himself as the “top Republican” candidate. “I suppose these...

9 December 2022
Brendon O'Connor

Raphael Warnock has claimed the Georgia runoff for the Democrats over the Donald Trump-backed candidate Herschel Walker. US Studies Centre Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor says Trump is in the “world of taking these...

9 December 2022
Michael J. Green

A former US Marine detained in Russia is pleading to come home, after being left out of a prisoner swap that freed star American basketballer Brittney Griner.

Russia agreed to release the Olympic...

9 December 2022
Tom Corben

The US will step up its military presence in Australia with regular army and navy ­deployments as the allies move to integrate Japanese forces in joint training exercises to strengthen the nations’ interoperability...

8 December 2022
Tom Corben

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has instructed his defence and finance ministers to hike the country’s defense spending by more than 50% over five years to around ¥43 trillion ($315 billion) — signaling...

7 December 2022
Tom Corben

Australia and the United States have agreed on a plan to boost military cooperation with Japan, as they look to counter China's influence in the Pacific. 

The announcement comes after a meeting in...

7 December 2022
Tom Corben

Greg Jennett on the latest after the RBA raise interest rates, speaking with Treasurer Jim Chalmers, Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor, Chris Richardson, the US Studies Centre's Tom Corben on AUSMIN 2022 (from 31:00...

6 December 2022
Peter Dean

The report, titled An Incomplete Project, prepared by academics from Sydney University’s United States Studies Centre, Griffith University’s Asia Institute and the Australian National University’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, funded by the...

5 December 2022
Michael J. Green

Three of the world’s most powerful leaders – US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida – will travel to Sydney next year for a historic...

1 December 2022
Jared Mondschein, Victoria Cooper

The chief of the Australian defence force, General Angus Campbell, has offered a gloomy assessment of developments in the Indo-Pacific region, warning of a rise in “coercive statecraft and grey-zone activities”. Meanwhile, Japan's...

1 December 2022
Michael J. Green

USSC CEO Michael Green is quoted in this article by Greg Sheridan about Prime Minister Albanese's meeting with Chinese President Xi.

19 November 2022