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About the centre

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.

Interview
David Smith

Robert Mueller has spoken for the first time about his Russia investigation. He’s effectively told US Congress to re-read his report and think again about impeaching the President. So what exactly would an...

31 May 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

The US and China are engaged in an increasingly belligerent trade war. At the heart of the dispute is a fundamental mismatch in the way the two economies are run. ABC Radio's Phillip...

30 May 2019
Interview
David Smith

A discussion about some fascinating new research into the grassroots support that the thrice-married, high-living, former gambling magnate Donald Trump seems to enjoy among American religious voters.

The headline figure is 80% support...

29 May 2019
In the news
Bruce Wolpe

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has tapped one of the Coalition's most trusted voices, Arthur Sinodinos, to become the next ambassador to the United States. USSC senior fellow Bruce Wolpe is quoted in...

27 May 2019
In the news
Simon Jackman

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that one of the Coalition's most trusted voices, Arthur Sinodinos, will become the next ambassador to the United States. In this article published by The Age, USSC...

27 May 2019
In the news
Brendan Thomas-Noone

Australian telcos could be forced to dump Huawei smartphones should they become a security risk if they can't access Android software updates.

It is one of the scenarios that could eventuate if the...

25 May 2019
Media release

The United States Studies Centre has announced Bryden Spurling as the 2019 Alliance 21 Fellow. During his fellowship, Bryden will be based in Washington, DC at the Center for a New American Security...

23 May 2019
In the news
Jared Mondschein

USSC senior fellow Jared Mondschein is quoted in this report by The Australian Financial Review.

17 May 2019
In the news

Australia's biggest energy players have issued a challenge to ­tomorrow's election winner to ­immediately resurrect the ­nation's faltering energy policy, citing concerns over the worsening international competitiveness of manufacturers and heavy ­industry. The...

17 May 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

Director of the Centre's Trade and Investment Program Dr Stephen Kirchner is quoted in The Australian Financial Review about how the Australian government’s proposed scheme to help first home buyers with deposits compares...

15 May 2019
In the news
John Lee

CNN quotes Dr John Lee about Senator Penny Wong's potential to be Australia's next foreign minister and the future of Australia's relationships with China and the United States if there was a change...

11 May 2019
Interview
Bruce Wolpe

USSC fellow Bruce Wolpe says in this interview on Sky News that Americans fear their country is entering a constitutional crisis as the executive and legislative branches trade blows post-Mueller report. On Thursday...

9 May 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Charles Edel joins the Dead Prussian podcast to discuss his co-authored book, The Lessons of Tragedy, and how we can learn from wars' tragic past.

8 May 2019
In the news
Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article published by The Australian Financial Review.

3 May 2019
In the news

University of Sydney Professor and former Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane references the USSC's latest polling research with YouGov on attitudes to socialism in Australia and the United States.

3 May 2019
Media release

US-China technology competition is now playing out across multiple standards bodies as an expanded arena of contest. While national security considerations have become the main entry point for the wider policy community to...

2 May 2019
Media release

NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney the Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP will tonight launch a new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) detailing the US experience in industry development around...

30 April 2019
Interview
David Smith

Two far-right supporters have reportedly been trying to get young men to make false allegations of sexual assault against presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Meanwhile, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has submitted his resignation...

30 April 2019
In the news
Simon Jackman

The Australian Financial Review interviews Professor Simon Jackman about the USSC's latest economic research and its launch in Washington, DC with high-ranking members of the Trump administration and business leaders.

29 April 2019
In the news
Shaun Ratcliff

The Sydney Morning Herald interviews Dr Shaun Ratcliff and references the USSC's latest polling with YouGov looking at feelings around socialism in Australia and the United States.

29 April 2019