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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.

Harry Melkonian

A growing number of rioters who stormed the Capitol building have been identified online, largely after posting videos and photos of their involvement, but it remains unclear what charges, if any, they will...

9 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

Social media platforms have taken their strongest action yet against Donald Trump, reports The Daily Telegraph. The article quotes USSC research associate Elliott Brennan.

8 January 2021
Jared Mondschein

USSC senior research fellow Jared Mondschein is quoted by The Daily Telegraph.

8 January 2021
Brendon O'Connor

USSC associate professor in US politics Brendon O'Connor is quoted by Yahoo! News.

7 January 2021
Elliott Brennan quotes USSC research associate Elliott Brennan about regulation of the social media industry.

1 January 2021
Stephen Kirchner

The Australian refers to research by USSC trade and investment director Stephen Kirchner.

26 December 2020

The Market Herald refers to polling published by USSC that revealed that almost every demographic and political group in Australia would have voted overwhelmingly for the Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November...

23 December 2020
Lesley Russell quotes USSC non-resident fellow Lesley Russell in this article.

19 December 2020
Ashley Townshend

US President-elect Joe Biden has called his pick for defense secretary, retired Central Command chief Gen. Lloyd Austin, a “trailblazing leader” with “deep experience … in critical Pentagon roles.” But there were two...

9 December 2020
Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone

There can be no doubt, President Donald Trump’s transactional approach to alliances forced the hands of many who had long been seen to take advantage of the US. This push towards greater allied...

2 December 2020
Stephen Kirchner reports that the dramatic escalation of tension between Australia and China this week has raised questions about what China’s endgame is. The article quotes USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner.

2 December 2020
Bruce Wolpe

SBS News reports that Donald Trump is running out of time to question the election results, with deadlines fast approaching to formally confirm the winners. SBS quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe...

1 December 2020
Charles Edel, John Lee

USSC senior fellow Charles Edel and non-resident senior fellow John Lee are both quoted in this Wall Street Journal article reporting that wine is now among a growing list of Australian exports that...

30 November 2020
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article published by The Australian.

24 November 2020
Brendon O'Connor

Donald Trump will remain in office until Joe Biden's inauguration on 20 January 2021. Until then, some health experts fear America's COVID-19 response may fall into jeopardy - particularly without a smooth transition...

21 November 2020
Stephen Kirchner

Diverging views on post-pandemic recovery are cited in this article which outlines recommendations put forth by Stephen Kirchner in his latest report to pursue migration for economic growth.

19 November 2020
Shaun Ratcliff

State legislature results in the US election have heavily favoured Republicans and, ahead of a decadal redistricting cycle, increase the likelihood of gerrymandering and the GOP securing a minority win in the House...

16 November 2020
Stephen Kirchner

New research, Avoiding US-style demographic stagnation, is covered in this article including quotes from Director of Trade and Investment Stephen Kirchner about how Australia can use migration as part of post-pandemic recovery.

16 November 2020
David Uren

Non-Resident Fellow David Uren is quoted in this article regarding how the Australia-China economic dependence is a one way relationship.

16 November 2020
Stephen Kirchner

Avoiding US-style demographic stagnation report by Stephen Kirchner cited in this article about post-pandemic economic recovery options.

16 November 2020