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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.

Media release

America’s defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific is in the throes of an unprecedented crisis. Faced with an ever more capable and assertive China, the US military urgently needs to refocus on the requirements of...

19 August 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Dr Charles Edel spoke about the US-China rivalry, the Australian-American alliance, protests in Hong Kong, and his book "Lessons of Tragedy" on Diplomates' podcast.

19 August 2019
In the news
Jared Mondschein

USSC senior advisor Jared Mondschein is quoted in this report by the South China Morning Post.

15 August 2019
In the news
Charles Edel

Hal Brands and Charles Edel's In The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order is reviewed in The National Interest.

14 August 2019
Interview
Stephen Kirchner

Director of the Trade and Investment program, Stephen Kirchner, is interviewed by SBS news on the US-China trade war and Trump delaying tariffs on some goods.

14 August 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel spoke with ABC's Afternoon Briefing Host Patricia Karvelas about NATO's role in the Indo-Pacific, the importance of protecting maritime shipping, Hong Kong and AUSMIN.

9 August 2019
In the news
Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article published by The Australian Financial Review.

9 August 2019
In the news
Charles Edel

Charles Edel is quoted in this article in The Strategist.

6 August 2019
In the news
Simon Jackman, John Barron

Even for a nation where mass shootings have become a depressingly common event, two separate massacres involving lone gunmen over the weekend have shaken the US and re-ignited the gun control debate. USSC...

6 August 2019
Interview
John Lee

There are fears US-Chinese trade tensions have erupted into a full-scale currency war, after Beijing rocked world stock markets by devaluing the yuan. USSC senior fellow Dr John Lee was interviewed about this...

6 August 2019
Interview
Lavina Lee

It is widely believed that almost every nation in the world will become a liberal democracy. But a dwindling number of countries with free political systems says the opposite. Is democracy promotion the...

1 August 2019
Interview
Gorana Grgic

Dr Gorana Grgic speaks to Radio National on A Foreign Affair panel about the 'Squad' and Boris Johnson.

29 July 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

The international rules-based order arose from the trauma of war - could sustained prosperity prove its undoing?

29 July 2019
In the news
David Smith

Critics of Donald Trump have long hoped to impeach the US President. But any hopes of that were killed off today. Dr David Smith, senior lecturer in American politics and foreign policy with...

25 July 2019
Media release

The Australian Research Council's bionic eye initiative – funded from 2010-2014 – offers a productive way to explore the barriers to successful innovation in Australia: it is a lesson in how not to innovate.

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24 July 2019
In the news
Ashley Townshend

High end war fighting games involving Australia, US, Canadian, NZ and even Japanese troops are being held off the Queensland coast as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre. It's the largest biennial exercise ever...

24 July 2019
In the news
David Smith

It is the long-awaited TV event that opponents of Donald Trump have been waiting for. But it could backfire and make him even stronger. USSC senior lecturer David Smith is quoted in this...

24 July 2019
Interview
Bruce Wolpe

Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe is interviewed in this article in The Age.

22 July 2019
In the news
Charles Edel

Use of Ream Naval Base would help China's military project power across a broad swath of Southeast Asia. Senior Fellow Charles Edel is quoted in this article in The Wall Street Journal.

22 July 2019
Interview
Gorana Grgic

Gorana Grgic speaks to news.com.au about the rise of progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

18 July 2019