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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.

Kim Hoggard

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden will soon announce his pick for vice president ahead of the election in November - and he's already pledged it will be a woman. USSC non-resident fellow Kim...

3 August 2020

Comments by Robert Zoellick, a former president of the World Bank, made during a USSC webinar are quoted in this article published by The Guardian.

2 August 2020
John Lee

The Daily Mail quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow John Lee is this article.

1 August 2020
Simon Jackman

In this article by The Australian's Greg Sheridan he asks "Is Donald Trump cooked?" Simon Jackman, head of the US Studies Centre, with a lifetime studying American polls, answers: “No, I don’t think...

1 August 2020
David Smith

President Donald Trump is facing widespread criticism for raising the idea of delaying the upcoming US election. On Thursday, Mr Trump shared a discredited theory that increased postal voting due to the COVID-19...

1 August 2020
Brendan Thomas-Noone

The Australian reports that Australia and the US have established a top-secret defence co-operation framework to counter Chinese military aggression, and put Darwin at the centre of future military plans with a new...

30 July 2020
Elliott Brennan

ABC News reports that Joe Biden has promised to choose a woman as his running mate, with Kamala Harris, Karen Bass, Tammy Duckworth and Susan Rice among the rumoured frontrunners for the job...

30 July 2020
Brendan Thomas-Noone

The Daily Telegraph report that the United States is set to spend a ‘thumpingly’ large amount of money in Darwin, after high-level bilateral talks in Washington put the city at the centre of...

30 July 2020
Ashley Townshend

When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week called for the formation of an unspecified “alliance of democracies” to counter China, Australia was among the countries he probably had in mind. The...

30 July 2020
Brendon O'Connor

Will Donald Trump go down in history as a one-term wonder? Or will he confound the pundits as he did in 2016, extend his tenure and maybe even pave the way for another...

29 July 2020
Brendan Thomas-Noone

The Australian reports that Australia and the US have established a new top-secret defence co-operation framework to counter Chinese military aggression, and put Darwin at the centre of future military plans with a...

29 July 2020
Ashley Townshend

The Guardian reports that the Trump administration is pressing Australia to increase freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea but Labor has urged the Coalition to use coming ministerial talks to...

28 July 2020
Ashley Townshend

The Guardian reports that Scott Morrison insists Australia will follow its own national interests ahead of high-level talks in which the US is expected to ask its ally to intensify defence cooperation in...

28 July 2020
Ashley Townshend

News.com.au reports that the United States is pressuring Australia to ramp up its presence in the South China Sea, as tensions continue to simmer with Beijing. USSC director of foreign policy and defence...

28 July 2020
Ashley Townshend

Defence Connect refers to a recent article by USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend about the agenda for AUSMIN talks.

28 July 2020

News.com.au reports that Beijing has threatened to slap more sanctions on Australian exports after Canberra rejected China’s claims in the South China Sea. The article refers to research published by USSC ahead of...

27 July 2020

The Australian reports that Australia has been urged by an American former top trade official to join an international coalition of countries to take on China over its unfair industrial subsidies for state-owned...

27 July 2020
Shaun Ratcliff

News.com.au quotes USSC lecturer Shaun Ratcliff who spoke about the results of public polling conducted by USSC that found that Americans are relatively less likely to be compliant with lockdowns than Australians.

27 July 2020
Ashley Townshend

Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds will fly to Washington for annual talks with their US counterparts next week, forcing both frontbenchers into quarantine on their return to Australia. In...

25 July 2020

The Australian refers to comments made by Australian PM Scott Morrison, former PM John Howard and US Ambassador to Australia AB Culvahouse at a USSC online event on Friday.

25 July 2020