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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.

In his article for The Australian, Paul Kelly refers to comments made by foreign affairs spokesperson for the opposition Senator Penny Wong during a USSC event this week.

25 September 2021
Charles Edel

USSC senior non-resident fellow Charles Edel is a guest on the War on the Rocks podcast Horns of a Dilemma discussing rethinking American grand strategy.

24 September 2021
Charles Edel

Charles Edel, a Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, and David O. Shullman, the Senior Director of the China Global Hub at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC were interviewed for...

24 September 2021
Bruce Wolpe

PM Scott Morrison sparked rare US bipartisanship when it came to agreeing with the AUKUS submarine announcement, but according to Bruce Wolpe, Visiting Fellow United States Studies, that's where the political friendship ends...

24 September 2021

Labor warns the coalition's decision to obtain nuclear-powered submarine technology from the US and UK could put Australia's strategic independence at risk, reports The Canberra Times reports. Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong...

24 September 2021

This article in the Sydney Morning Herald refers to a speech to the United States Studies Centre that Senator Penny Wong will deliver today.

23 September 2021

Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong has warned the federal government must not sacrifice Australia's independence as it pushes ahead with its ambitious plan to use US and UK technology to build a fleet...

23 September 2021

Yahoo! News reports that opposition foreigns affairs spokesperson Senator Penny Wong will deliver remarks to the United States Studies Centre today.

23 September 2021

In a speech to the United States Studies Centre today, Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman has cautioned against military development undermining investment efforts in the Indo-Pacific.

23 September 2021
Susannah Patton

Susannah Patton, research fellow in the foreign policy and defence program at the United States Studies Centre, is quoted extensively by Defence Connect.

23 September 2021

The Canberra Times refers to comments made by Senator Penny Wong during a speech to the United States Studies Centre today.

23 September 2021

Labor has fired a warning shot at the Morrison government over its nuclear-powered submarine plans, demanding assurances that Australia will maintain its freedom to make different decisions from the US on military engagements.

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23 September 2021

Senator Penny Wong has cast doubt over Labor’s commitment to the US-backed nuclear submarine fleet, raising new questions about Australia’s control of the technology and whether the nation “can act alone” in defending...

23 September 2021

The Australian reports that the cancellation of the $90bn French submarine program has cleaved a generational fracture within the ALP and opened up new party rifts, as senior Labor frontbenchers reject claims by...

23 September 2021
Susannah Patton

Today US President Joe Biden described Australia as the superpower’s “closest and most reliable ally”. This statement has occurred in the midst of many unfolding international discussions, including the US/UK/Australia nuclear submarine agreement...

22 September 2021

News.com.au reports that opposition foreign spokesman Senator Penny Wong will address the US Studies Centre on Thursday.

22 September 2021
Gorana Grgic

Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy, Dr Gorana Grgic, was interviewed on Bloomberg Daybreak to discuss the UN General Assembly meeting and challenges for President Biden.

22 September 2021
Simon Jackman

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is on his way to the United States for his first face-to-face Quad leaders’ summit. It comes as tensions rise with France in the wake of the French submarine...

20 September 2021

The Australian Financial Review reports that allies including the US and Canada are profiting handsomely from Beijing’s trade sanctions on Australian goods, filling the void left by local exporters of coal, copper, beef...

17 September 2021
Ashley Townshend

Australia’s move to own and operate nuclear-powered submarines with help from the United States reflects an increasingly prevalent view in the country that Canberra has misjudged China’s rise and now needs to adopt...

17 September 2021