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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.

Jared Mondschein

The Australian Financial Review reports that the Morrison government is yet to confirm whether Australia will follow the US and withdraw its final troops from Afghanistan two decades after the September 11, 2001...

14 April 2021
Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this Herald Sun article.

13 April 2021
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article published by The Sydney Morning Herald.

7 April 2021
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this South China Morning Post article.

6 April 2021
Gorana Grgic

Will the 46th president reassert the United States’ presence in the global arena, or will internal challenges stifle his policy agenda? In this Defence Connect article, Charbel Kadib quotes USSC lecturer Gorana Grgic.

25 March 2021
David Smith

The pro-gun lobby had called on members to "celebrate" a ban being struck down in Boulder just a week before a mass shooting which killed 10 people in the city, reports SBS News...

24 March 2021
Elliott Brennan

Donald Trump’s presidency may be well and truly over but the fake news and conspiracy theories that dominated it are now roiling Joe Biden’s first months in office, reports The New Daily. The...

20 March 2021

The Guardian reports that Australia is the worst performer on a list of the world’s 50 largest economies for “green recovery” spending to kickstart economic growth after the Covid pandemic, according to research...

19 March 2021

The Australian Financial Review reported on an address made by Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos during the USSC State of the United States Conference, touching on the key issues of the Quad, China, a trans-Pacific...

16 March 2021
Stephen Kirchner

The Spectator Australia refers to Director of Trade and Investment Dr Stephen Kirchner's report, Failure to converge? The Australia-US productivity gap in long-run perspective, and its discussion on the relative openness of the...

15 March 2021
Elliott Brennan

Big tech are set to appear at an upcoming inquiry into extremist movements and radicalism in Australia in the coming weeks, The Age reports. The role of social media platforms such as Facebook and...

15 March 2021
Stephen Kirchner

Australian farmers and exporters hoping the arrival of newly-minted US President Joe Biden would mean swift resolutions to US-China trade issues may have to continue waiting, The Weekly Times reports. So, what do...

12 March 2021
Simon Jackman

USSC CEO Professor Simon Jackman is referenced in this article in The Australian regarding his judgment that there is enough bipartisan consensus on China that the US defence budget will likely pass through...

12 March 2021
Simon Jackman

The Australian Financial Review reports on results of polling conducted by the United States Studies Centre: whether they voted for Joe Biden or Donald Trump, an overwhelming proportion of Americans claim they would...

12 March 2021
Adam Kamradt-Scott, Matilda Steward

Health and health-security are set to take center-stage during the first-ever meeting of leaders from the four "Quad" countries, the Guardian Australia reports. Access to COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be one of...

12 March 2021
Adam Kamradt-Scott

ABC Online's Fact Check quotes Non-Resident Fellow Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott in this article, discussing countries making agreements with companies to secure COVID-19 vaccines.

11 March 2021
Ashley Townshend

The Australian Financial Review reports that US President Joe Biden will lead talks from the White House on Friday (after midnight on Saturday AEDT), bringing in Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime...

10 March 2021
Bruce Wolpe

The Guardian reports that Facebook’s clash with Australia’s government has left clues as to how US legislation might rein in its vast influence. The article quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe.

27 February 2021
Jared Mondschein

SBS reports that thousands of families have travelled towards the US border in recent weeks, as the new US president seeks to undo some of the hardline immigration policies of his predecessor. The...

19 February 2021
Elliott Brennan

Experts say that the growth and spread of misinformation poses a fundamental threat to Australian society and the government’s cautious approach to countering it won’t work. This article from The Guardian quotes USSC...

18 February 2021