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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.

The University of Sydney’s Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott has joined the United States Studies Centre (USSC) as a non-resident fellow.

Professor Kamradt-Scott’s research and teaching explores how governments and multilateral organisations cooperate and...

2 July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and escalated the risk to Australia from cyber attacks and disinformation a new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) warns. Multilateral partnerships to counter these risks while...

23 June 2020

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Allen, Brendan Nelson AO, and Ian Saines to its board.

Chairman of the...

18 June 2020

Former US National Security Advisor and inaugural holder of the Japan Chair at the Hudson Institute Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster will join an online panel discussion with the United States Studies Centre on...

17 June 2020

Australia is positioned to be significantly affected by Washington’s attempts to unravel its technological relationship with Beijing, according to new research from the United States Studies Centre.

The research finds that Australia’s deep...

16 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant de-globalisation shock at a time when globalisation was already on the backfoot from President Trump’s trade war while not fully recovering from the global financial crisis according...

4 June 2020

Protests in the United States against COVID-19 social distancing and lockdowns have captured the world’s attention. New research from the United States Studies Centre reveals the political and strategic underpinnings of the LIBERATE...

26 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving different political trends in the US and Australia according to new research from the United States Studies Centre, in collaboration with La Trobe University and the University of...

11 May 2020

When the pandemic eventually subsides, ‘normal functioning’ of the economic relationship between the two largest economies will be increasingly different to what it was before, according to a new report from the US...

4 May 2020

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic to the economy has meant the gender gap has become a chasm, according to a new research brief from the United States Studies Centre. The brief finds...

1 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving up unemployment and fracturing many existing business relationships, but the experience of previous crises suggests that when coming out of the downturn there is likely to be an...

30 April 2020

When the Ruby Princess docked in Sydney Harbour, it left mass infection, coronavirus deaths and a parliamentary inquiry in its wake. As new allegations emerge of those in charge trying to social-distance themselves...

24 April 2020

Re-booting the globalisation of the Australian economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic must be a priority for Australian policymakers if productivity and living standards are to recover according to a new...

16 April 2020

The tsunami of the novel coronavirus is still hitting economies around the world, but the aftermath could be felt in the aviation industry longer than just about any other sector, according to a...

15 April 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on global economy is regularly being compared to the Global Financial Crisis, one of the most large-scale financial crisis in recent history, though a distinct contrast is quickly shaping...

9 April 2020

As the United States federal government works to mobilise against the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Armed Forces are set to assume an increasingly higher role in the response.

In a new research...

3 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world brings more than illness, death and economic chaos; it also brings existential and ethical dilemmas about how to provide care for the elderly, who are most at...

25 March 2020

Regardless of the outcome, the 2020 election in the United States will be a pivotal moment for the future of global climate policy.

But before an eventual Democratic nominee gets the opportunity to...

3 March 2020

A joint project between the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and LinkedIn has found that Australia's agricultural technology (AgTech) networks are less dense and less connected to the United States than New Zealand's.  

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17 February 2020

The world is awash with challenges to democracies.

Climate change, rapid technological expansion and the rise of illiberal powers are long-term challenges for democracies like Australia and the United States. But how can such...

3 February 2020