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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.

Mick Mulvaney

US President Joe Biden has pitched an ambitious six trillion dollar plan to reshape America in the wake of the pandemic. But President Trump's former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney says Biden's plan...

30 April 2021
Simon Jackman

President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate plan to halve the US emissions by 2030 may not have the support from Congress it needs “to match the aspiration” of what it is trying to achieve...

30 April 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Thursday 29 April marked US President Joe Biden’s hundredth day in office, a symbolic milestone used to measure the impact of a new administration. Bruce Wolpe, senior fellow with the United States Studies...

30 April 2021
James Brown

Joe Biden lays out “ambitious visions” however Republicans view his words as “empty platitudes,” according to US Studies Centre non-resident fellow James Brown who spoke to Sky News.

President Biden recently gave his...

29 April 2021
Bruce Wolpe

President Joe Biden has used his nationally televised speech to cover a range of issues, including his two-point three trillion dollar spending package. Bruce Wolpe, a senior fellow at the US Studies Centre...

29 April 2021
Bruce Wolpe

US President Joe Biden gave an address to congress on the eve of his 100th day, outlining his achievements and plans for the future of America as they recover from the pandemic. Senior...

29 April 2021
John Lee

Defence Connect reports on analysis by USSC non-resident senior fellow John Lee in which he writes that Australia and its allies must not be charmed by the CCP’s “magic narrative”, which threatens to...

28 April 2021

The United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of our latest non-resident experts: former Chief of Staff to President Trump Mick Mulvaney, former Director General...

27 April 2021
Simon Jackman

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s speech at the virtual US-hosted climate summit was in line with the government's strategy of accentuating the positive of Australia’s climate policy, says US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman...

23 April 2021
Simon Jackman

The conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is an extremely rare verdict to be handed down to a police officer, according to US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman. “The...

23 April 2021
Simon Jackman

Australia will not get the comprehensive climate flogging some activists have predicted at Joe Biden’s summit this week, according to USSC CEO Simon Jackman. He is quoted here by The Daily Telegraph.

22 April 2021

As the United States turns up the pressure ahead of the Biden administration’s virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, Australia is already drawing attention as a high-income economy without a net zero emissions target...

22 April 2021
Simon Jackman

The words of the United States Constitution came to life today with the guilty verdict for former police officer Derek Chauvin over the murder of George Floyd says US Studies Centre CEO Simon...

21 April 2021
Simon Jackman

The Herald Sun reports that the prime minister has unveiled a $565m plan that could see Australia lead the world in developing low emissions technology. The article quotes USSC CEO Simon Jackman.

21 April 2021

National security concerns and increased government restrictions loom large over foreign direct investment (FDI) in Australia and the United States, according to a new Index developed at the United State Studies Centre (USSC). 

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16 April 2021
Stephen Kirchner

The Australian Financial Review reports that foreign investment uncertainty for Australia doubled last year as the federal government imposed tough screening restrictions on offshore investors during COVID-19. This is according to a new...

16 April 2021
Simon Jackman

The potential for the Democrats to add four justices to the US Supreme Court is stemming from a tremendous appetite from the left of the party to control all branches of government, according...

16 April 2021
Simon Jackman

President Joe Biden picks up some great tailwinds from the Trump administration aiding the rapid vaccine rollout in the US, according to US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman. “This is where I think...

16 April 2021
Stephen Kirchner

Foreign investment uncertainty in Australia jumped in 2020 amid increased international tensions and the politicisation of decisions relating to the energy and resources industries, reports Bloomberg. The article covers new research by trade...

16 April 2021
Simon Jackman

The Afghanistan War provided “20 years of pacification” which denied the Taliban the ability to deliver harm, according to US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman. “It was a mantra we first heard during...

16 April 2021