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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 Curran

A contested US election result would have a negative effect on Australia’s relationship with the world's two big powers at a dangerous time, writes Andrew Clark in The Australian Financial Review. He quotes...

11 September 2020
James Brown

A recent poll showing President Trump's support is slipping within active servicemen and women should be a cause of concern for the Republican Party, according to the United States Studies Centre's James Brown...

10 September 2020
David Smith

SBS News reports that key global players are scrambling for a COVID-19 vaccine, hoping to be the first to find the silver bullet that saves lives and wins influence. USSC senior lecturer David...

10 September 2020
David Smith

SBS News reports that experts have cast doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to produce a safe coronavirus vaccine before the upcoming US election. Mr Trump has repeatedly hinted that a vaccine could...

9 September 2020
Jared Mondschein

USSC senior advisor Jared Mondschein told AusBiz that it looks like Beijing no longer feels that hiding its intentions is worth the return on investment.

8 September 2020
Simon Jackman

United States Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman says the development and distribution of a coronavirus vaccine before the November election would be a game changer for President Trump. “If there were a vaccine...

8 September 2020
Gorana Grgic

On Saturday Extra with Geraldine Doogue, Dr Gorana Grgic, a lecturer at the United States Studies Centre and Jonathan Pryke, the Director of the Pacific Islands program at the Lowy Institute give advice...

5 September 2020
Simon Jackman

The New Daily reports that major American investment manager Bill Ackman is calling for the adoption of an Australian-style super system in the US to tackle inequality and protect the capitalist system. The...

4 September 2020
Kim Hoggard

US Studies Centre Non-Resident Fellow Kim Hoggard told Sky News that it was necessary for Joe Biden to visit Kenosha after the city was rocked by violent protests. The Democratic candidate visited Kenosha...

4 September 2020
Elliott Brennan

US Studies Centre Research Associate Elliott Brennan told Sky News that protecting police has become a key part of Donald Trump’s political platform ahead of the November Presidential election.

3 September 2020
David Smith

There's exactly two months to go until the US presidential election on November 3. The party conventions are over, the nominees have been officially endorsed and the gloves are off as campaigning enters...

3 September 2020
Charles Edel

USSC senior fellow Dr Charles Edel told AusBiz that Australia might need a backup plan when it comes to diplomacy with China.

1 September 2020
James Brown

The political debate leading up to the November Presidential election in the US has become mired in divisive tribal maneuvering’s perpetrated by both the Republicans and the Democrats, according to United States Studies...

1 September 2020
Simon Jackman

USSC CEO Simon Jackman is quoted in this Daily Telegraph article.

29 August 2020
Simon Jackman

US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman says the battle lines for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign were made abundantly clear in the President's lengthy address to the Republican National Convention. Jackman told Sky News...

28 August 2020
Kim Hoggard

US Studies Centre Non-Resident Fellow Kim Hoggard says the Democrat and Republican Parties are delivering the American public a split-screen image of what is occurring in the United States. Hoggard told Sky News...

28 August 2020
James Curran

USSC non-resident senior fellow James Curran is quoted in this article in The Australian.

27 August 2020
Stephen Kirchner, David Uren

Personality politics, tribalism, congressional brinksmanship, even the real possibility of a contested result. Yes, this US presidential election is a burger with the lot. It makes for entertaining, albeit high-stakes, viewing. But this...

27 August 2020

The Australian Financial Review refers to a survey published by USSC that found Australians wanted the country locked down during the pandemic.

27 August 2020
David Smith

The Kennedys. The Bushs. The Clintons and their dashed hopes. Americans are no strangers to political dynasties, and some pundits are predicting the next one will be the Trumps. This New Daily article...

26 August 2020