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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.

Simon Jackman

The Australian Financial Review reports on results of polling conducted by the United States Studies Centre: whether they voted for Joe Biden or Donald Trump, an overwhelming proportion of Americans claim they would...

12 March 2021
Adam Kamradt-Scott, Matilda Steward

Health and health-security are set to take center-stage during the first-ever meeting of leaders from the four "Quad" countries, the Guardian Australia reports. Access to COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be one of...

12 March 2021
James Brown

In an interview with Sky News Australia, Non-Resident Fellow James Brown said the passing of the $1.9 trillion US stimulus package showed that President Biden "has the ability to get legislation through".

“That’s...

11 March 2021
Adam Kamradt-Scott

ABC Online's Fact Check quotes Non-Resident Fellow Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott in this article, discussing countries making agreements with companies to secure COVID-19 vaccines.

11 March 2021
James Brown

The US House of Representatives has passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package paving the way for President Joe Biden to sign off on the bill on Saturday. USSC non-resident fellow James Brown spoke...

11 March 2021
Elliott Brennan

With the new Biden administration in office and big tech cracking down on misinformation and conspiracy theories on their platforms, there's been a splinterig effect which has "helped to drive conspiracy theorists underground,"...

10 March 2021
Ashley Townshend

The Australian Financial Review reports that US President Joe Biden will lead talks from the White House on Friday (after midnight on Saturday AEDT), bringing in Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime...

10 March 2021
Simon Jackman

Former US President Donald Trump has made his first public speech since Joe Biden was elected President. Trump addressed the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida. In the speech...

1 March 2021
Bruce Wolpe

The Guardian reports that Facebook’s clash with Australia’s government has left clues as to how US legislation might rein in its vast influence. The article quotes USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe.

27 February 2021
Stephen Loosley

USSC non-resident senior fellow Stephen Loosley is among the guests on ABC Saturday Extra's A Foreign Affair. The panel discusses topics including the continuing protests in Myanmar as countries in the region and...

27 February 2021
Simon Jackman

US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman told Sky News that all reports are that Donald Trump is plotting revenge against those members and senators who voted against him in his second impeachment matter...

22 February 2021
Jared Mondschein

SBS reports that thousands of families have travelled towards the US border in recent weeks, as the new US president seeks to undo some of the hardline immigration policies of his predecessor. The...

19 February 2021
Simon Jackman

US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman says people in the United States and Australia are paying attention to anything coming out of the Biden administration regarding China. “The issue of human rights in...

19 February 2021
Elliott Brennan

Experts say that the growth and spread of misinformation poses a fundamental threat to Australian society and the government’s cautious approach to countering it won’t work. This article from The Guardian quotes USSC...

18 February 2021
David Smith

Donald Trump dramatically broke his relative silence today to re-stake his claim to the soul of his party, against the second most powerful Republican, Senator Mitch McConnell.

McConnell's been a long time ally...

17 February 2021
James Curran

President Biden has proposed that the next meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (the Quad) be attended by leaders, rather than the foreign ministers, of the member nations — the US, Australia, India and Japan...

16 February 2021
Jennifer Hunt

The Asia and The Pacific Policy Society produces the podcast Democracy Sausage Extra. In this special episode, USSC non-resident fellow Jennifer Hunt joined host Mark Kenny to discuss the Senate trial of...

11 February 2021
Simon Jackman

The US Senate has ruled Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is constitutional, refusing to give sitting leaders' a 'get out of jail option' during the transition of power following a presidential election according...

10 February 2021
Bruce Wolpe

USSC non-resident senior fellow Bruce Wolpe told ABC News that Trump's defence will revolve around the impeachment process.

9 February 2021
Bruce Wolpe

One month on from the Capitol Hill riots of 6 January, Donald Trump prepares to face the Senate for his impeachment trial. In an interview on ABC News Weekend Breakfast, Non-Resident Senior Fellow...

7 February 2021