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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.

Stephen Kirchner

Research on interest rates by USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is referred to in this article published by the Sydney Morning Herald.

22 January 2020
Bruce Wolpe

The Senate trial of US President Donald Trump is about to begin. In this article, ABC News explains what to expect as it all plays out. USSC senior fellow Bruce Wolpe is quoted...

21 January 2020

Only a landslide loss to the Democrats will force the Republicans to reconsider the leadership of Donald Trump, says former US senator Jeff Flake. His comments come ahead of a speaking tour of...

14 January 2020
David Smith

Neither Donald Trump nor Iran wants war in the Middle East, experts say, but escalating revenge attacks may bring both nations to a point where "blood must be met with blood". USSC senior...

9 January 2020
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article publised by the Australian Financial Review.

8 January 2020

The 2020s have gotten off to a rough start as China’s increasingly assertive position and ambitions in the South China Sea have drawn attention from yet another regional power: Indonesia, which is joining...

8 January 2020
Brendan Thomas-Noone

Australia appears set to remain in Iraq, even as other US allies such as Germany and Canada pull their troops out. USSC research fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone is quoted in this article published by...

8 January 2020

Research published in late 2019 by USSC about US defence spending is referred to in this article published by Defence Connect.

7 January 2020

Buzzfeed reports on research released today by USSC that finds that attitudes about sexual harassment and assault can be divided along political lines in the United States and gender in Australia.

18 December 2019
Gorana Grgic

For only the third time in US history, the House of Representatives is preparing to vote to impeach a president. The debate in the case of Donald Trump begins tonight, and the vote...

18 December 2019

The Australian Financial Review reports on the results of a survey published by USSC that found that most Coalition supporters in Australia are ideologically closer to Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton than...

18 December 2019
Shaun Ratcliff

Australians are far less split on partisan lines than Americans on whether they accept the need to act on climate change, and are far more likely regardless of party allegiance to be willing...

18 December 2019
Stephen Kirchner

USSC trade and investment director Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article about monetary policy published by The Age.

13 December 2019

The Indian Express mentions USSC research on rare earths in this article.

12 December 2019
Brendon O'Connor

House Democrats have unveiled two articles of impeachment, which claim the President Donald Trump "ignored and injured the interests of the nation" when he asked the Government of Ukraine for assistance in next...

11 December 2019
Mia Love

USSC non-resident fellow Mia Love is interviewed for this article published by The Sydney Morning Herald.

7 December 2019
Simon Jackman

The panel leading the inquiry on Donald Trump's impeachment has concluded that the evidence of misconduct by the President is "overwhelming".

A report from the House Intelligence Committee accused Mr Trump of trying...

4 December 2019
Megan H. MacKenzie

USSC non-resident fellow Megan MacKenzie is quoted in this report by the Sydney Morning Herald.

29 November 2019

Defence Connect reports on new research from the USSC that calls on Australia’s defence and export leaders to step up their engagement with US Congress in order to strongarm the US’ National Technology and Industrial...

27 November 2019
Brendan Thomas-Noone

Australia’s competitive military advantage in the Indo-Pacific region is under threat over US inaction on improving defence partnerships, as China’s spending on research and technology development is set to match the combined expenditure...

25 November 2019