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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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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
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Shaun Ratcliff

The 2018 midterm elections have the potential to either cripple President Trump’s administration or throw his political opponents, the Democrats, into a full-blown existential crisis. Political Science Lecturer Dr Shaun Ratcliff spoke to...

1 November 2018
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Matilda Steward

Research associate in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program, Matilda Steward, spoke to Nine News about the record number of female candidates running at the US midterm elections.

29 October 2018
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John Barron, Shaun Ratcliff

Angry protests, acts of violence and now a targeted attack involving explosives — it seems America is more politically and socially divided than ever. USSC experts John Barron and Shaun Ratcliff talk to...

26 October 2018
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Dougal Robinson

Donald Trump may have just have found his "Tampa moment". It might even be enough to give Republicans an against-the-odds tilt at saving both houses in the midterm elections early next month.

In...

25 October 2018
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Innovationaus.com reports on research released by the United States Studies Centre looking at the opportunities and challenges for Australian agricultural technology companies from a US venture capital perspective, and compares investment levels around...

17 October 2018
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Madelyn Creedon

Alliance 21 Fellow Madelyn Creedon was interviewed for this article about US rhetoric on Asia. She commented on Labor's commitment to take a more active stance in pushing for nuclear arms control in...

17 October 2018
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The Australian Financial Review takes an in-depth look at the United States Studies Centre's new report Australian AgTech: Opportunities and challenges as seen from a US venture capital perspective.

9 October 2018
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Stephen Kirchner

Director of the centre's Trade and Investment Program Dr Stephen Kirchner spoke to The Australian about how the latest round of tariffs between China and the US will affect Australia.

19 September 2018
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Brendon O'Connor

November's midterm elections could fatally cripple Mr Trump’s administration — or potentially send his political opponents, the Democrats, spiralling into an existential crisis, reports news.com.au. USSC associate professor of US politics Brendon O'Connor...

5 September 2018
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Thomas Adams

Colin Kaepernick, a former American football quarterback who started the #TakeAKnee protest that has rocked the NFL, will face Nike's "Just Do It" 30th anniversary campaign. The protest videos appeared within hours of...

5 September 2018
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Charles Edel recently spoke with VOA’s Sotheary You about Cambodia’s increasing reliance on China for political and economic support, and what it means for Washington's Indo-Pacific strategy.

4 September 2018