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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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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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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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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
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Simon Jackman

More than 400 news organisations in the US have taken action to educate the public on the importance of free media.

The initiative led by the Boston Globe aims to educate the public...

18 August 2018
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Shaun Ratcliff

Donald Trump has consistently made his opposition to immigration the centre of his politics and recent polling suggests that the US public are far more polarised by party on attitudes to immigration, compared...

16 August 2018
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In Australia there is an increasing understanding of the potential opportunities promised by digital agriculture and its importance to the future of Australia’s food and fibre industries. But is Australian agriculture ready for...

16 August 2018
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Jared Mondschein, Stephen Kirchner

The Australian takes an in-depth look at Stephen Kirchner and Jared Mondschein's new report on regulating Australia's foreign direct investment.

The article particularly highlights two of the recommendations of the report. Those being...

1 August 2018
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Stephen Kirchner

Australia is joining forces with the United States and Japan to pull more private infrastructure investment into poor countries in Asia and the Pacific in what will be a rival vision to China’s...

1 August 2018
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ABC News visualises results from a USSC-YouGov poll looking at anxiety.

1 August 2018
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Stephen Kirchner

In the latest move in the US-China trade war, the American government has announced it will spend $12 billion dollars to help farmers cope with huge tariff increases, but Australia's national farm lobby...

25 July 2018
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The Guardian Australia reports on the Hon. Senator Penny Wong's USSC address on the role of the United States in Asia.

The article notes that the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Leader...

19 July 2018
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The Australian Financial Review reported on the Hon. Senator Penny Wong's USSC address about the role of the US in Asia.

In particular, her comments about the potential establishment of a fund to...

19 July 2018
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The Sydney Morning Herald reports on an address given by the Hon. Senator Penny Wong to the USSC on the role of the United States in Asia.

The article notes the Shadow Minister...

19 July 2018
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Australia should consider establishing an investment fund to help Pacific Islands tackle their "acute" infrastructure deficit, shadow foreign minister Penny Wong says.

In a speech at the United States Studies Centre, Senator Wong...

19 July 2018
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Stephen Kirchner

Director of the USSC's Trade and Investment Program Dr Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article published in the Australian about the Trump administration's threats to global trade in the lead up to...

19 July 2018
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The federal opposition's foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong has laid out some ideas for greater Australian engagement in the region during a speech at the United States Studies Centre. SBS reports on Senator...

18 July 2018