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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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Stephen Kirchner

The Reserve Bank of Australia should learn from the financial crisis mistakes of the US Federal Reserve and swiftly shift to "quantitative easing" stimulus if the RBA runs out of space to cut...

18 June 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

We're told the economy is in reasonable shape, so why then are there are growing calls for the Reserve Bank to consider injecting billions of extra dollars into the economy by way of...

18 June 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

Economists say the policy of large-scale money printing by the Reserve Bank is now on the table, and it needs to be discussed more openly.

18 June 2019
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Senator Arthur Sinodinos has signalled defiance in two conflicting directions in his most extensive comments since being appointed ambassador to the United States.

17 June 2019
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Charles Edel, John Lee

In a paper published by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, two top foreign policy thinkers say Australia must get used to its chief ally having a "sharper, broader...

13 June 2019
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Charles Edel, John Lee

China’s emergence as an economic and geopolitical power in the Asia-Pacific is causing tensions between traditional allies the U.S. and Australia, according to Sydney-based think tank, United States Studies Centre.

13 June 2019
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Charles Edel, John Lee

After more than 70 years of close co-operation, an assessment by Sydney University's United States Studies Centre says Australia and the US risk complacency in the bilateral relationship without a stocktake of differences...

13 June 2019
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Ashley Townshend

In this article in ASPI's The Strategist, Nick Bisley quotes Foreign Policy and Defence Director Ashley Townshend.

12 June 2019
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Ashley Townshend

Director of Foreign Policy and Defence Ashley Townshend is interviewed in Defense One on the Shangri-La Dialogue.

11 June 2019
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Rodney Taveira

Rodney Taveira from the United States Studies Centre is undertaking a major research project on James Ellroy’s life and work, and talked to Radio National about Ellroy's new book This Storm.

7 June 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

China has ruled out compromising on Donald Trump's trade demands, insisting it will not agree to a deal until all additional tariffs on Chinese exports are removed. Investors are bracing for a prolonged...

3 June 2019
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Bruce Wolpe

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has tapped one of the Coalition's most trusted voices, Arthur Sinodinos, to become the next ambassador to the United States. USSC senior fellow Bruce Wolpe is quoted in...

27 May 2019
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Simon Jackman

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that one of the Coalition's most trusted voices, Arthur Sinodinos, will become the next ambassador to the United States. In this article published by The Age, USSC...

27 May 2019
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Brendan Thomas-Noone

Australian telcos could be forced to dump Huawei smartphones should they become a security risk if they can't access Android software updates.

It is one of the scenarios that could eventuate if the...

25 May 2019
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Australia's biggest energy players have issued a challenge to ­tomorrow's election winner to ­immediately resurrect the ­nation's faltering energy policy, citing concerns over the worsening international competitiveness of manufacturers and heavy ­industry. The...

17 May 2019
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Jared Mondschein

USSC senior fellow Jared Mondschein is quoted in this report by The Australian Financial Review.

17 May 2019
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Stephen Kirchner

Director of the Centre's Trade and Investment Program Dr Stephen Kirchner is quoted in The Australian Financial Review about how the Australian government’s proposed scheme to help first home buyers with deposits compares...

15 May 2019
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John Lee

CNN quotes Dr John Lee about Senator Penny Wong's potential to be Australia's next foreign minister and the future of Australia's relationships with China and the United States if there was a change...

11 May 2019
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University of Sydney Professor and former Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane references the USSC's latest polling research with YouGov on attitudes to socialism in Australia and the United States.

3 May 2019
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Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article published by The Australian Financial Review.

3 May 2019