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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.

James Brown

In this Sky News interview, USSC non-resident fellow James Brown says the Republican defence on the second week of impeachment hearings has been a "muddled" performance.

22 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe is quoted in this report published by The Daily Telegraph.

22 November 2019
David Smith

Senior Lecturer in American Politics David Smith is interviewed by Triple J's Hack program about the latest from the presidential impeachment hearings.

21 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

The divisive nature of US politics is on display today, with Republicans and Democrats having opposite take-outs from evidence given at Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry.

A Trump donor turned diplomat revealed under oath...

21 November 2019
Simon Jackman

US Studies Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman says while the two US political parties are "so entrenched" in their own worlds, he "doesn't see a lot of minds changing".

Mr Jackman said the...

21 November 2019
David Smith

A top US diplomat has told an impeachment inquiry that he followed President Donald Trump's orders to put pressure on Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Watching on has been Dr...

21 November 2019
David Smith

Dr David Smith speaks with SBS's The Feed about the Student Religious Liberties Act – the latest in a long line of accommodations for religion in US public school curricula.

16 November 2019

This article published by Sputnik quotes the USSC report, Averting crisis.

14 November 2019

Former head of the Defence and Foreign Affairs and Trade departments, Dennis Richardson, has set the cat among the pigeons, calling on Australia and the Royal Australian Navy in particular to take the fight...

12 November 2019

The US dollar remains the dominant currency for international trade and investment. Its role in the world economy reflects the unrivalled depth and liquidity of US dollar capital markets, backed by America’s high quality...

11 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

Senior Fellow of the US Studies Centre Bruce Wolpe says "the US government is forcing Mexico to deal and engage with Mexican cartels".

"President Trump has talked for a long time throughout his...

9 November 2019

In an increasingly contested Indo-Pacific region, the United States and Australia must consider the evolving requirements for conventional and nuclear capabilities to deter a potential conflict with China – an issue that raises difficult geopolitical questions for both countries and for their relationship...

7 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

Senior Fellow of the US Studies Centre Bruce Wolpe says there is a “long game ahead” and there is a “good first quarter for the Democrats” after they took back the state of...

7 November 2019

The Australian Financial Review reports on the release of the USSC's research brief looking at nuclear deterrence and the US-Australia alliance.

7 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

In this interview on Sky News, Senior Fellow at the US Studies Centre Bruce Wolpe says there could be a court decision with a final resolution as to whether Trump’s tax returns need...

5 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

The impeachment inquiry has released the testimony of the former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, who says she was the target of a smear campaign by President Trump's allies. Non-Resident Senior Fellow...

5 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe tells Sky News "there is hyper-partisanship" on the issue of US President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry with "no common ground" between Democrats and Republicans.

2 November 2019

This article published by The Australian refers to a USSC report finding America “no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific and its capacity to uphold a favourable balance of power is ­increasingly...

2 November 2019

News.com.au references Foreign Minister Marise Payne's speech to the United States Studies Centre.

1 November 2019
Jared Mondschein

Senior Advisor Jared Mondschein speaks with Sky News about the progress of a US-China trade deal.

1 November 2019