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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.

Elliott Brennan

Elliott Brennan spoke to Melbourne's Triple R Radio about the recently released report 'Public opinion in the age of Trump'. He says despite decades of cultural exchange between Australians and Americans, when polled...

20 December 2019
Simon Jackman

Nixon stood down, and Clinton apologised, but President Trump is in no way contrite, continuing his attacks on Democrats, and he won't be forced from office.

So what does it all mean?

Professor...

19 December 2019
Brendon O'Connor

Is nationalism an excuse for world domination? If you have an arsenal of weapons like the US does, you need a more nuanced catch-phrase than 'America first' if you don't want to start...

19 December 2019

A comprehensive comparison of public opinion in Australia and the United States overwhelmingly concludes that Americans and Australians aren’t as similar as we might assume.

Released today by the United States Studies Centre...

18 December 2019

Buzzfeed reports on research released today by USSC that finds that attitudes about sexual harassment and assault can be divided along political lines in the United States and gender in Australia.

18 December 2019
Gorana Grgic

For only the third time in US history, the House of Representatives is preparing to vote to impeach a president. The debate in the case of Donald Trump begins tonight, and the vote...

18 December 2019

The Australian Financial Review reports on the results of a survey published by USSC that found that most Coalition supporters in Australia are ideologically closer to Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton than...

18 December 2019
Gorana Grgic

In this Sky News interview, Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre says the United States is "split" over whether they believe US President Donald Trump should be impeached or not. The...

18 December 2019
Jared Mondschein

USSC senior advisor Jared Mondschein says many Americans 'do not see' reason for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Due to entrenched hyper-partisanship in the United States, many “people do not see it,”...

18 December 2019
Gorana Grgic

Gorana Grgic, lecturer at United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, discusses the impeachment proceedings on CNBC.

18 December 2019
Shaun Ratcliff

Australians are far less split on partisan lines than Americans on whether they accept the need to act on climate change, and are far more likely regardless of party allegiance to be willing...

18 December 2019
Bruce Wolpe

US Studies Centre Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe says that President Donald Trump “refusing” to have any one of his people testify and provide documents in the impeachment hearing is a “burning issue among...

17 December 2019
Stephen Kirchner

USSC trade and investment director Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article about monetary policy published by The Age.

13 December 2019

The Indian Express mentions USSC research on rare earths in this article.

12 December 2019
Brendon O'Connor

House Democrats have unveiled two articles of impeachment, which claim the President Donald Trump "ignored and injured the interests of the nation" when he asked the Government of Ukraine for assistance in next...

11 December 2019
Mia Love

Non-resident Senior Fellow Mia Love spoke to The Age about where the Republican sentiment on impeachment currently sits. She says "if you can't convince people like me, Mitt Romney or Will Hurd that...

9 December 2019
Mia Love

USSC non-resident fellow Mia Love is interviewed for this article published by The Sydney Morning Herald.

7 December 2019
Gorana Grgic, Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel and Lecturer in US Foreign Policy and Politics Gorana Grgic joined the National Security Podcast to discuss the intersection of history, foreign policy and the impeachment process.

6 December 2019
David Smith

David Smith talks about the latest events in US politics in this extended interview on Planet America.

6 December 2019
James Brown

In this Sky News interview, US Studies Centre’s James Brown says Nancy Pelosi was right when she said the Democrats had “no choice” but to move the impeachment process forward, as the US...

6 December 2019