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About the centre

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.

Media release

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
In the news

The Australian's Perry Williams takes an in-depth look at USSC's new report: 'It doesn't have to be this way: Australia's energy crisis, America's energy surplus'.

12 December 2018
In the news

Angela Macdonald-Smith writes about the findings of the new USSC report 'It doesn't have to be this way: Australia's energy crisis, America's energy surplus' for the Australian Financial Review.

12 December 2018
Interview
Madelyn Creedon

Alliance 21 Fellow Madelyn Creedon is quoted in this article published in The Australian Financial Review on China's strategic missle build-up. Creedon notes her concern about the onset of a new global arms...

5 December 2018
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel joined Fran Kelly on the ABC's RN Breakfast to discuss President Trump's looming meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Argentina.

30 November 2018
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel joined the panel of ABC's The Drum to discuss the G20 Summit in Argentina and the domestic forces steering Trump to cancel his planned meeting with Russian president Vladimir...

30 November 2018
Interview
Gorana Grgic

Gorana Grgic joined Matt Bevan on ABC's 'Russia, If You're Listening' podcast for an update on Rober Mueller accusing Paul Manafort of lying to federal investigators and what it means for the probe...

29 November 2018
In the news
Anthony Wicht

Phys org looked at the seemingly intractable problem of space junk and how Western Australia can help make space flight safer and more predictable. The article draws on Anthony Wicht's Alliance 21 report...

28 November 2018
Interview
John Lee

Non-resident senior fellow John Lee spoke to The Australian about the challenges China faces in competition with the US.

26 November 2018
Interview
Elsina Wainwright

Non-resident fellow Elsina Wainwright joined Geraldine Doogue on Radio National's 'A Foreign Affair' to discuss the wash-up from the APEC summit and the future of American defence spending in the Indo-Pacific.

26 November 2018
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel joined Stan Grant and the Australian Insitute of International Affair's Melissa Conley Tyler on ABC's Matter of Fact on Tuesday 20 November to discuss the state of the US-China...

23 November 2018
Interview
David Ochmanek

Radio National spoke to former senior Pentagon official David Ochmanek about his USSC report about the US military capacity and willingness to uphold the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

22 November 2018
Media release

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
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

The Australian took an in-depth look at Stephen Kirchner's latest report for the Trade and Investment Program that found that a lack of economic dynamism, not rapant globalisation is the key driver behind...

20 November 2018
In the news

The Sydney Morning Herald took an in-depth look at the latest report published by the United States Studies Centre looking at whether the United States has the military will to uphold the balance...

20 November 2018
Media release

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
Interview
Brendon O'Connor

Associate Professor Dr Brendon O'Connor joined the panel of ABC's The Drum to discuss the implications of the US midterms result and the resignation of Jeff Sessions.

12 November 2018
Interview
Simon Jackman, Charles Edel

USSC CEO Simon Jackman and Senior Fellow Charles Edel joined an expert panel and live studio audience on ABC's Planet America to dissect the results of the midterm elections.

12 November 2018
Interview
Dougal Robinson

Non-resident fellow Dougal Robinson spoke to the Australian Financial Review about how the midterm elections helped to consolidate President Trump's control over the Republican Party.

12 November 2018
In the news
Simon Jackman

USSC CEO Simon Jackman spoke to The New Daily about what the Democrat's takeover of the House at the midterm elections means for the Trump administration.

He says it could lead to a...

8 November 2018