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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

President Trump personally asked the Australian prime minister to assist an American federal inquiry. USSC chief executive Simon Jackman is quoted in this New York Times article.

3 October 2019
Bruce Wolpe

USSC senior non-resident fellow Bruce Wolpe is quoted in this report published by The Daily Telegraph.

2 October 2019
Charles Edel, John Lee

Senior fellows at the United States Studies Centre, Charles Edel and John Lee, were interviewed by James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair at the Council...

2 October 2019
Simon Jackman

USSC chief executive SImon Jackman is quoted in this report by the New York Times.

1 October 2019
David Smith

A tweet suggesting a civil war would take place if US President Donald Trump was removed from office could be additional grounds for impeachment, according to two Harvard law professors, but not all...

1 October 2019
Simon Jackman

USSC chief executive Simon Jackman is quoted by Michelle Grattan in her opinion piece published by The Conversation.

1 October 2019
Simon Jackman

The Australian Government has confirmed a New York Times report that US President Donald Trump asked for its help in investigating the origins of the Mueller investigation into Mr Trump's Russian links. Australia's...

1 October 2019
Stephen Loosley

Some foreign affairs analysts have said that Donald Trump's request for help from Australia to clear his name over possible election interference was 'completely inappropriate'.

What was revealed today is that the US...

1 October 2019
David Smith

USSC senior lecturer David Smith is quoted in this SBS article.

1 October 2019
David Smith

The US Democrats have announced an official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. How would a motion like this work in the Australian system? USSC senior lecturer David Smith is quoted in this...

30 September 2019
Charles Edel

On the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, has CCP Chairman Xi Jinping overreached? He's facing blowback everywhere from Hong Kong to Xinjiang amid an escalating trade war...

30 September 2019
Stephen Kirchner

It's unconventional, it's not for the faint-hearted and it may soon be on Australia's central bank's to-do list. What is quantitative easing, or QE, and does it work? Director of the USSC's Trade...

30 September 2019

Bloomberg mentions the USSC's Averting Crisis report in its coverage of the military parade marking 70 years of Communist rule in Beijing.

30 September 2019
Bruce Wolpe

Bruce Wolpe joins The Sydney Morning Herald's 'Please Explain' podcast to discuss the Trump impeachment inquiry and the complaint by a US intelligence official that began it all.

27 September 2019
Simon Jackman

United States Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman speaks to The Sydney Morning Herald's David Crowe about Prime Minister Scott Morrison's visit to the United States and the US-Australia relationship.

27 September 2019
David Smith

In the United States, Democrats are pushing forward with an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, as details about his phone call with the Ukrainian President continue to emerge.

Most Republicans have defended the...

27 September 2019
David Smith

In this week’s Planet America Extra, Chas Licciardello discusses all the stories that didn’t make it in to the show with Dr David Smith of the USSC.

27 September 2019

In this opinion piece for The Conversation, Richard Holden refers to research he wrote with USSC senior advisor Jared Mondschein.

27 September 2019
Brendan Thomas-Noone

Economists, defence planners and security strategists have begun testing the consensus around China's inevitable rise and have come up with some surprising predictions. USSC research fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone is interviewed for this article...

27 September 2019

Defence Connect quotes research published by USSC.

27 September 2019