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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.

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Ashley Townshend

While the Trump Administration is pushing ahead with its plans to withdraw troops from Syria, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his Administration will soon be making requests for more support from...

7 February 2019
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Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel previews President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address on CNBC.

4 February 2019
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Brendan Thomas-Noone

Foreign Policy and Defence Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone spoke to The Telegraph in the UK about the 'escalating cold war' between China and the US.

30 January 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

BlueScope - Australia’s biggest steel company - has suffered a multibillion-dollar battering, losing 35 per cent of its value in six months, as the boost from US President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade policies...

29 January 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

In a ramping up of tensions, US President Donald Trump has threatened that if China does not sign up to a free trade agreement by March 1, he will order more tariffs to...

26 January 2019
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Simon Jackman

The tit-for-tat between Republicans and Democrats continues, as the unprecedented US government shutdown drags into its 34th day.

President Donald Trump said he would wait until the shutdown was resolved to deliver his...

24 January 2019
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Simon Jackman, Shaun Ratcliff

The Sydney Morning Herald looked at the USSC and YouGov's latest polling on Australian voter's attitudes on a number of key issues.

15 January 2019
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Charles Edel

Donald Trump has had a week of worse headlines than usual, as the Government shutdown limps on.

Negotiations aimed at ending the stalemate have broken down, and hundreds of thousands of public servants...

11 January 2019
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Charles Edel

There's still no end in sight to the partial government shutdown in the United States, with President Donald Trump using a trip to the Rio Grande in Texas to again talk up the...

11 January 2019
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The Australian reports on research released by the US Studies Centre warning that increasing energy prices in Australia may force more heavy industry and manufacturing­businesses to close down or shift overseas.

28 December 2018
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New research by the US Studies Centre is referenced in this opinion piece published by Judith Sloan and published by The Australian about rising energy costs in Australia.

18 December 2018
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The Australian's Perry Williams takes an in-depth look at USSC's new report: 'It doesn't have to be this way: Australia's energy crisis, America's energy surplus'.

12 December 2018
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Angela Macdonald-Smith writes about the findings of the new USSC report 'It doesn't have to be this way: Australia's energy crisis, America's energy surplus' for the Australian Financial Review.

12 December 2018
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Anthony Wicht

Phys org looked at the seemingly intractable problem of space junk and how Western Australia can help make space flight safer and more predictable. The article draws on Anthony Wicht's Alliance 21 report...

28 November 2018
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Stephen Kirchner

The Australian took an in-depth look at Stephen Kirchner's latest report for the Trade and Investment Program that found that a lack of economic dynamism, not rapant globalisation is the key driver behind...

20 November 2018
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The Sydney Morning Herald took an in-depth look at the latest report published by the United States Studies Centre looking at whether the United States has the military will to uphold the balance...

20 November 2018
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Simon Jackman

USSC CEO Simon Jackman spoke to The New Daily about what the Democrat's takeover of the House at the midterm elections means for the Trump administration.

He says it could lead to a...

8 November 2018
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Simon Jackman

Recently returned from the United States, Professor Simon Jackman joins the ABC AM program's Sabra Lane to preview the 2018 midterm elections and reflect on the high stakes campaign leading up to November...

6 November 2018
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Simon Jackman

Professor Simon Jackman joins Marc Fennell from SBS's The Feed for their explainer on the 2018 US midterm elections.

6 November 2018
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Dougal Robinson

Democrat Beto O'Rourke, a congressman from El Paso, Texas, is taking on conservative firebrand Ted Cruz for the state's Senate seat in the US midterm elections on 6 November. Non-Resident Fellow Dougal Robinson spoke to SBS...

2 November 2018