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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.

Tom Corben

Tom Corben, Research Fellow for Foreign Policy & Defence at United States Study Centre, speaks to The Royal United Services Institute of New South Wales at their 22 November 2022 Seminar titled “AUKUS...

27 November 2022
Gorana Grgic, Michael J. Green, Jude Blanchette

In this episode of the Asia Chessboard, hosts USSC CEO Mike Green and Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS Jude Blanchette are joined by USSC Senior Lecturer in Foreign Policy Gorana Grgic to...

8 November 2022

Americans are increasingly convinced their alliances make the United States more secure. Fifty-eight per cent of Americans believe in the security granted by their partnership with Australia and 65 per cent say the...

26 October 2022

A vast majority of Australian (77 per cent) and Japanese (81 per cent) respondents to the USSC midterms polling support collaboration with the United States on climate change. This is reflective of the...

19 October 2022
Michael J. Green, Jude Blanchette

In this episode of The Asia Chessboard, USSC CEO Mike Green and Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS Jude Blanchette are joined by Manjari Chatterjee Miller, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and...

18 October 2022

In September, USSC conducted a survey to test sentiment toward different areas of the alliance agenda in the United States, Australia and Japan. One area of strong alignment was around expanding collaboration on...

12 October 2022

Amid discussion of Japan joining the trilateral AUKUS partnership between Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, exclusive USSC polling conducted in the United States, Australia and Japan found that a majority of...

5 October 2022

Make America Great Again Inc., a new super political action committee (PAC) backed by former President Trump, formed last week amid speculation of campaign funding trouble for Trump and his supporters. The Federal...

28 September 2022

Despite strong approval ratings for his first six months in office, since August 2021 President Biden's disapproval rating has been higher than his approval rating. From January to August 2021 Biden's approval rating...

21 September 2022

As we reflect on one year since the AUKUS announcement, it is an opportunity to review the key milestones so far and anticipated timelines ahead. The tripartite agreement has had nearly quarterly significant...

14 September 2022

Billions of dollars are spent on US election campaigns, significantly higher than in Australia. Yet on a per capita basis, the margins had been similar until a significant increase in spending in recent campaigns.

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7 September 2022
Michael J. Green, Jude Blanchette

In this episode of The Asia Chessboard, USSC CEO Mike Green and Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS Jude Blanchette sit down with Bates Gill, Head of the Department of Security Studies...

7 September 2022

US inflation for July 2022 hit 8.5 per cent, however this was less severe than June's 9.1 per cent level - the steepest since 1981. The high inflation rate prompted US Federal Reserve...

31 August 2022

The recently passed CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 contains the largest investment in research and development (R&D) in US history and helps American businesses compete with China in technology and innovation. 

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24 August 2022

Spending on political advertising is projected to reach almost US$9.7 billion ahead of the 2022 midterms, doubling the spending from the 2018 midterm cycle and even outpacing the 2020 elections, a report from AdImpact found...

17 August 2022

The US Senate passed a US$739 billion package, dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, authorising the biggest burst of spending in US history to tackle climate change, lower medicine prices and raise some corporate...

10 August 2022
Tom Corben

The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) published a book exploring approaches to building a framework for nuclear governance in the Asia-Pacific – encompassing nuclear safety, security, and safeguards/non-proliferation. RSIS launched the...

8 August 2022

Australian and US politicians are criticised for the proportion of work days either spent in the US Congress or Australian Parliament House. The data shows Australian lawmakers sit far fewer days than their...

3 August 2022
Michael J. Green, Jude Blanchette

In this episode of The Asia Chessboard USSC CEO Mike Green welcomes new co-host, Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, to discuss the strategic and political legacy of Shinzo Abe...

2 August 2022

FBI prosecutors say their sprawling investigation into the January 6 attack on the Capitol is now the biggest probe in US history, both in terms of the number of defendants and the sheer...

27 July 2022