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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.

Bruce Wolpe

The Guardian reports that Facebook’s clash with Australia’s government has left clues as to how US legislation might rein in its vast influence. The article quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe.

27 February 2021
Jared Mondschein

SBS reports that thousands of families have travelled towards the US border in recent weeks, as the new US president seeks to undo some of the hardline immigration policies of his predecessor. The...

19 February 2021
Elliott Brennan

Experts say that the growth and spread of misinformation poses a fundamental threat to Australian society and the government’s cautious approach to countering it won’t work. This article from The Guardian quotes USSC...

18 February 2021
James Curran

President Biden has proposed that the next meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (the Quad) be attended by leaders, rather than the foreign ministers, of the member nations — the US, Australia, India and Japan...

16 February 2021
Jared Mondschein

Australia is not on a collision course with Joe Biden as the new US President starts to undo Donald Trump’s climate platform, the new Trade Minister says. Mr Biden has pushed ahead with...

28 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives, but he needs to be convicted in the Senate before there are any real consequences. Some argue he won't get a fair trial...

28 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Donald Trump's chances of remaining a major player in US politics got a huge boost as Republicans lined up to denounce his upcoming impeachment trial in the senate, reports Yahoo! News. Trump is...

27 January 2021
Brendan Thomas-Noone

The first and last US president to set foot on Northern Territory soil, Barack Obama, spoke of the bond between the two allies during his visit to Darwin's Royal Australian Air Force Base...

22 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

The Biden administration is taking a new approach to social media regulation, cyber security and China tech companies. Chris Griffith from The Australian spoke with Research Associate Elliott Brennan about these changes.

22 January 2021
David Smith

The Trump train is pulling out of Washington DC for the final time, but the legacy of The Donald’s four chaotic years in power could linger over Australian politics for a while to...

21 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

Joe Biden’s inaugural address marked just the first act in the most challenging start to an American presidency in centuries, reports The Herald Sun. The article includes analysis from USSC research associate Elliott...

21 January 2021
David Smith

After weeks of pro-Trump demonstrations, failed legal battles, a deadly riot at Capitol Hill and a second impeachment, it’s finally happening. Joe Biden has taken over as the 46th President of the United...

21 January 2021
Jared Mondschein

Western Australia’s peak business body has used the start of the new Biden administration to call for the establishment of a trade and investment office in the US, arguing it will help boost...

21 January 2021
Jared Mondschein

As the United States heralds a new political era, Donald Trump's final act as president is raising some eyebrows. ABC News reports that in the lead up to Joe Biden's inauguration, Mr Trump...

21 January 2021
John Lee, David Uren

Joe Biden is expected to restore a sense of order to the White House. But his administration will be tougher on Australia, reports The Daily Telegraph. The article quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow...

20 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

While Donald Trump is leaving office, experts say his departure isn't the end for QAnon. Exactly where the movement goes from here, however, is harder to predict, reports SBS News. The article quotes...

20 January 2021
John Lee

With Joe Biden's inauguration taking place this week, political experts say Australia should be prepared to be pressured on climate action and supported on China, reports SBS News. The article quotes USSC non-resident...

20 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Joe Biden will call for unity in his inauguration speech as the US braces for possible political violence on Inauguration Day. So can the president-elect tackle extreme division in America? USSC non-resident senior...

20 January 2021
Gorana Grgic

On the eve of the changing of the political guard in the US, Labor has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of damaging the US-Australia alliance. In a foreign policy speech on Wednesday, Opposition...

20 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

The popularity of encrypted messaging and "free speech" apps has soared following the deadly violence at the US Capitol and mainstream social media platforms' purge of Donald Trump and his prominent followers, reports...

20 January 2021