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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 United States Studies Centre (USSC) has appointed world-renowned Indo-Pacific expert Dr Michael J. Green as its new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation.

Dr Green was Senior Vice President for Asia...

29 March 2022

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Joe Biden spoke about the relationship between Australia and the United States at a dinner at Australian Parliament House on 28 March to commemorate the 70th...

28 March 2022

Seismic geopolitical shifts in the Indo-Pacific and an increasingly divided America are transforming Australia’s long-standing alliance with the United States, according to a landmark report released today.

The United States Studies Centre’s (USSC)...

15 March 2022

Today, the United States Studies Centre (USSC) releases its latest report, From ‘China shock’ to deglobalisation shock: China’s WTO accession and US economic engagement 20 years on.

In this report, USSC International Economy...

24 January 2022

After six years leading the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney, Professor Simon Jackman has announced he will leave the Centre in March 2022.

Chairman Mark Baillie said, “The...

17 December 2021

A new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) cautions the United States needs to elevate the priority it gives to ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other...

3 December 2021

Australia is well-placed to shape the Biden administration’s evolving approach to deterrence challenges in the Indo-Pacific, according to new research from the United States Studies Centre (USSC). Washington has proposed a new concept...

15 October 2021

China’s geoeconomic tactics are stymieing its bid for influence in the Indo-Pacific and presents a strategic weakness that Australia and the United States need to exploit, according to new research from the United...

30 September 2021

This week, Foreign Minister Payne and Defence Minister Dutton travel to Washington for the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN), the first cabinet-level meetings between the two countries’ foreign and defence policy principals since...

13 September 2021

As Australia continues to navigate the costly impact of Beijing’s economic coercion and increasing supply chain disruptions, Washington has pledged that it was “not going to leave Australia alone on the field”. But...

2 September 2021

Just 200 days into its first term, the Biden administration’s approach to the Indo-Pacific is already suffering from a lack of focus and urgency, which new research from the United States Studies Centre argues is...

27 August 2021

Former prime ministers Julia Gillard and John Howard will be guests of the United States Studies Centre (USSC) on 1 September 2021, in a special virtual event coinciding with the 70th anniversary of...

20 August 2021

The United States Studies Centre (USSC) is delighted to announce the addition of Ambassador Jane Hardy and Dr Frank Smith to the Centre’s Foreign Policy and Defence Program.

Ambassador Hardy joins the USSC...

15 July 2021

In 2020 Australia experienced the most significant outflow of US direct investment in 15 years according to new research from the United States Studies Centre (USSC).

In his latest report, Australia-US bilateral investment in...

5 July 2021

Today, the United States Studies Centre (USSC) releases Key players in the Biden administration, an overarching analysis of the key appointees in the Biden administration and their significance for Australia. After passing the...

12 May 2021

The United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of our latest non-resident experts: former Chief of Staff to President Trump Mick Mulvaney, former Director General...

27 April 2021

As the United States turns up the pressure ahead of the Biden administration’s virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, Australia is already drawing attention as a high-income economy without a net zero emissions target...

22 April 2021

National security concerns and increased government restrictions loom large over foreign direct investment (FDI) in Australia and the United States, according to a new Index developed at the United State Studies Centre (USSC). 

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16 April 2021

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