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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.

David Smith

Dr David Smith was interviewed by ABC Radio's David Sparkes on PM to weigh in on President Trump's national address which ordered a suspension of travel from Europe to the US for a...

12 March 2020
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Dr Stephen Kirchner joined a group of five experts to discuss the Coalition's economic response to the coronavirus outbreak in an article in the Guardian.

12 March 2020
Charles Edel

USSC Senior Fellow Dr Charles Edel spoke with The American Interest about coronavirus, the shifting strategic landscape in Asia, and the future of American involvement in the region.

12 March 2020
David Smith

Former vice president Joe Biden has dealt a huge blow to Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, increasing his delegate tally off the back of major primary wins around the country, but Sanders is not...

11 March 2020
Brendon O'Connor

USSC Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor appeared on Sky News Australia to discuss Vice President Joe Biden's resurgence in the Democratic race after Super Tuesday 2.

11 March 2020
Stephen Kirchner

In an article for the Guardian, USSC director of trade and investment Dr Stephen Kirchner joined a group of five experts to weigh in on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Australian...

11 March 2020
Stephen Kirchner

Dr Stephen Kirchner, USSC director of trade and investment, was interviewed in an article for News.com.au where he discussed oil prices, the global economy and the coronavirus.

Dr Kirchner hasn't rule out the...

11 March 2020

This Defence Connect article refers to research published by USSC in 2019.

9 March 2020
David Smith

The field of candidates for the US Democratic nomination began as the most diverse in history, but has narrowed to a race between the former vice president Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders...

7 March 2020
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article published by The Sydney Morning Herald.

7 March 2020

Regardless of the outcome, the 2020 election in the United States will be a pivotal moment for the future of global climate policy.

But before an eventual Democratic nominee gets the opportunity to...

3 March 2020
Simon Jackman

The first openly gay US presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, has dropped out of the Democratic race after a resounding defeat in the South Carolina primary.

Among a crowded field of moderate Democratic candidates...

2 March 2020
Elliott Brennan

On Wednesday, the most crucial event in the race to become the candidate to take on Donald Trump will be held — Super Tuesday. ABC News quotes USSC research associate Elliott Brennan in...

2 March 2020
James Brown

In this Sky News interview, non-Resident Fellow at the United States Studies Centre James Brown says Democrat candidate Joe Biden has “got to win South Carolina” if he is to have any hope...

27 February 2020
Simon Jackman

In this Sky News interview, CEO of the US Studies Centre Simon Jackman says for the younger generation of voters in America, socialism "sounds cool and it sounds like free college and cheaper...

27 February 2020
Brendon O'Connor

The Democratic Party race to take on US president Donald Trump has moved to the South, where the African-American vote comes into play for the first time.

The seven candidates debating in South...

26 February 2020
Simon Jackman

CEO of the US Studies Centre Simon Jackman is interviewed on Sky News about the race for the Democratic nomination.

24 February 2020

The editorial in The Weekend Australian refers to research published by the USSC Foreign Policy and Defence Program.

22 February 2020

The RAAF Base Tindal will become northern Australia's most important strategic air force base with the Morrison government investing $1.6 billion for upgrades that boost military ties with the United States. This article...

21 February 2020
Brendan Thomas-Noone

The Australian quotes USSC research fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone in this article about the Australian Government’s announcement of a $1.1bn investment in RAAF Base Tindal.

21 February 2020