In the News

Media enquiries

T: +61 2 9114 2622

About the centre

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.

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
Charles Edel

The Washington Times quotes the work of USSC senior fellow Charles Edel that was published by Foreign Policy. Edel wrote about China's aggressive push since the start of the pandemic that is targeting...

24 July 2020

The Australian reports that Former Prime Minister John Howard has hit out at China’s President Xi’s administration calling it a “high water mark of authoritarianism” for China. In comments to a seminar on...

24 July 2020

Scott Morrison has declared Australia does its share of “heavy lifting” in its partnership with the United States, ahead of key bilateral talks in which the US is expected to seek greater support...

24 July 2020

China is facing a “demographic problem of immense proportions” which will lead a growing number of citizens to reject its authoritarian leadership, former Australian prime minister John Howard says.

The Age reports on...

24 July 2020

The Australian reports that Australia has a “secret deal” under its free trade agreement with the US that requires Canberra to check with the White House if it plans to reject a takeover...

24 July 2020

The Canberra Times reports that former Australian prime minister John Howard has labelled China a "transgressor" and predicted the Asian power faced "a demographic problem of immense proportions". Mr Howard, speaking on a...

24 July 2020

This article published by The Canberra Times refers to research published by the US Studies Centre about the US-Australia investment relationship.

21 July 2020
John Lee

China has accused the Australian government of becoming a 'US puppet' and warned Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be 'shooting himself in the foot' if he bans TikTok, report The Daily Mail. USSC...

20 July 2020

This disputed South China Sea territory looks set to become the new flashpoint for increasingly hostile US-China tensions, reports The Australian Financial Review. The article refers to comments made by Richard Maude during...

17 July 2020

The Guardian reports that just one in six Australians can correctly nominate the United States as the largest source of foreign investment, at a time when public debate has focused heavily on China’s...

16 July 2020

The Canberra Times reports that investment by US companies in Australia has soared to new heights despite widespread public ignorance of the value of the relationship. The findings of a new United States...

16 July 2020
David Uren

Australia faces a looming funding threat to large-scale projects as the economies of its two biggest foreign investors struggle through the pandemic — and WA could be hardest hit, reports The West Australian...

16 July 2020
Simon Jackman

SBS News reports that America’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, has become a national figure, but has also drawn the ire of the White House and President Trump. The article quotes USSC...

16 July 2020
Ashley Townshend

The Australian reports that Australia is set to face renewed pressure to step up freedom of navigation patrols and intelligence sharing in the South China Sea after the Trump administration declared most of...

14 July 2020
Brendon O'Connor

The President’s approval ratings have plummeted and he faces an uphill fight in the polls but there is one major factor in his favour, writes James Hall for news.com.au. The article quotes USSC...

12 July 2020

Much like the rest of the world, Europe’s post-war security has been disproportionately guaranteed by the US – as the US continues to embrace isolationism and buckle under the weight of COVID, great power competition...

7 July 2020
David Smith

With less than four months before the November 3 United States election, Kanye West has tweeted that he's running for president. Experts say he can technically join the race but it won't be...

6 July 2020
Ashley Townshend

The Australian government has ordered the military to focus mainly on Australia’s backyard, to acquire longer-range missiles to build up its own ability to deter threats from countries such as China, and cautioned...

5 July 2020
Ashley Townshend

The list of China's international spats is rising daily, but what is driving Beijing's increasingly assertive stance on the world stage, and will it backfire? In this analysis published by the Australian Financial...

3 July 2020