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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.

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As artificial intelligence and robotics technologies progress, the increasing autonomy of unmanned military systems will drive new operational concepts with the potential to transform modern war.

A new policy brief released today by the...

25 March 2019
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Subdued wages growth has been a feature of the Australian and US economies in recent years, posting the slowest growth on record on some measures. This has led many to question whether workers...

20 March 2019
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The United States Studies Centre proactively registered its agreement with the US Department of State for a conference in 2019 given the broad and untested definition of “lobbying” in the legislation creating the...

11 March 2019
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Over the next two years, US Congress will influence Asia-relevant issues of consequence for Australia, including China policy, diplomacy with North Korea and the size of the defence budget. 

In a new policy brief published...

7 March 2019
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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of former Republican congresswoman Mia Love as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow.

Mia Love served as the US...

5 March 2019
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Gorana Grgic, Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone, Charles Edel, John Lee

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will today embark on their second summit, this time in Hanoi, Vietnam. Singapore hosted the first Trump-Kim summit in June 2018 where the...

26 February 2019
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Just days before the likely completion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 US election, a new United States Studies Centre-YouGov poll shows whether Australians and Americans believe there was cooperation between...

26 February 2019
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The United States Studies Centre's (USSC) Foreign Policy and Defence Program has been awarded multiple grants from the Australian Department of Defence for projects that contribute to the national security debate in Australia.

Minister for Defence...

6 February 2019
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The US government may still be partially shutdown, but the 116th Congress has duly convened and Democrats are wasting no time after reprising their control of the House of Representatives and its powerful committees.

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17 January 2019
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Innovation capability is increasingly critical for sustaining competitiveness and for developing new options for economic growth. But a low level of research-industry collaboration has been a perennial problem for Australian innovation policy. 

Using the US...

19 December 2018
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Australian households and businesses are paying two to three times more for their energy than their American counterparts and if prices remain as they are, Australia will face serious economic consequences according to...

12 December 2018
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Following the announcement that the United States will partner with Australia on the expansion of a major naval facility in Papua New Guinea, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has...

20 November 2018
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The rapid rise of populist politics is often cited as a reaction to globalisation. But the success of campaigns like the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum actually came after a...

14 November 2018
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One week before Americans vote in the 2018 midterm elections, new polling from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) suggests Donald Trump, healthcare and immigration are the most important issues for likely voters.

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30 October 2018
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The Australian agricultural technologies (AgTech) sector has expanded dramatically in recent years, with investment more than doubling between 2016 and 2017. However, an absence of sophisticated capital will impede investment in this sector from...

9 October 2018
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Donald Trump’s presidency has raised profound questions about the role the United States will play in world affairs, and whether his election and isolationist vision represents an anomaly or is indicative of deeper...

4 October 2018
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Bruce Wolpe

Bruce Wolpe, a former senior advisor in both US Congress and the Prime Minister's Office in Canberra, has joined the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) as a Visiting...

14 September 2018
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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new directors to its board, replacing outgoing members over the previous six months. Barrister Louise...

11 September 2018
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Uncertainty about the economy and economic policy in Australia and the United States has intensified since the global financial crisis, with Australia’s high turnover in prime ministers and US political battles over the budget...

21 August 2018
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As the least digitised industry in the world, agriculture is on the cusp of the next technological wave with implications for investors, entrepreneurs, governments and farmers. The United States is leading the way in the...

16 August 2018