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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.

Today, the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and Perth USAsia Centre have released their inaugural annual report: State of the United States: An evolving alliance agenda.

The flagship report explores critical questions...

16 March 2021

As the responsibility for the vaccine rollout in the United States transitions from the Trump administration to the Biden administration, new polling from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of...

20 January 2021
Stephen Kirchner

Just like the United States, Australia risks stagnant population growth — and economic losses — unless unless it increases its managed isolation, quarantine capacity for international arrivals, and number of permanent migrants, according...

16 November 2020

On the brink of the next US presidential election the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has released new polling data collected in the leadup to the 2020 elections which...

3 November 2020

Today, the United States Studies Centre (USSC) releases Red Book/Blue Book: An Australian guide to the next US administration, an in-depth handbook to help Australia traverse the policy terrain post-US election. While...

27 October 2020

Australian National University Lecturer in national security Dr Jennifer Hunt has joined the United States Studies Centre (USSC) as a non-resident fellow.

USSC CEO Professor Simon Jackman says, “We are thrilled to welcome...

12 October 2020

While the risk of a deliberate nuclear exchange is still small between the United States and China, there is a growing risk of inadvertent nuclear use according to new research from the United...

29 September 2020

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Duncan Ivison and Chelsey Martin to its board.

Chairman of the USSC Board, Mark Baillie...

22 September 2020

President Trump is trailing in the polls with under two months until the US presidential election. But presidential election polling performed poorly in 2016. So what do the polls really indicate about the state...

15 September 2020

While the Australian economy has been strong for decades, the future trajectory is grim without a pivot toward innovation, a new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) shows.

The report, The...

20 August 2020

Today, the United States Studies Centre (USSC) releases a whole-of-Centre analysis: Biden vs Trump: An Australian guide to the issues. It covers the broad array of policy positions a prospective Biden or second Trump administration could take and the impact...

12 August 2020

Strategic studies expert Fiona Cunningham has joined the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre (USSC) as a Non-Resident Fellow.

Dr Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and...

11 August 2020

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) is delighted to announce the appointment of former Australian Ambassador to the United States The Hon Joe Hockey as a Distinguished Ambassadorial...

28 July 2020

More than one out of every four dollars invested in Australia from overseas comes from the United States, 12 times higher than the investment from China, according to new research from the United States...

16 July 2020

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