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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
Simon Jackman, Charles Edel

Arthur B. Culvahouse's first job will be "reassuring a concerned Australian audience". USSC CEO Simon Jackman and Senior Fellow Charles Edel are quoted by Primrose Riordan in this article in The Australian on...

13 March 2019
Interview
Stephen Loosley

Non-resident senior fellow Stephen Loosley spoke to 2CC Radio about the arrival of the new US ambassador to Australia Arthur B. Culvahouse.

He said "in the time of the Donald Trump presidency, this...

13 March 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel is interviewed on The University of Texas' podcast, 'This is Democracy', about his new book, The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order.

13 March 2019
Interview
David Smith

Donald Trump is not worth impeaching, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. The Democratic stalwart made the comments in an interview published by the Washington Post. This comes as the Special Counsel is reportedly...

12 March 2019
In the news
Ashley Townshend

Two of Donald Trump's top security advisers have paid a rare visit to the Pacific in another sign that the United States is intent on thwarting China's strategic ambitions in the region. Ashley...

11 March 2019
Interview
Ashley Townshend

Two of Donald Trump's top security advisers have paid a rare visit to the Pacific in another sign that the United States is intent on thwarting China's strategic ambitions in the region.

The...

11 March 2019
In the news
Charles Edel

Washington Post columnist Max Boot references a new book by Charles Edel, The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order, in his opinion editorial on President Trump's reported plans to vastly increase...

11 March 2019
Media release

The United States Studies Centre proactively registered its agreement with the US Department of State for a conference in 2019 given the broad and untested definition of “lobbying” in the legislation creating the...

11 March 2019
Media release

Over the next two years, US Congress will influence Asia-relevant issues of consequence for Australia, including China policy, diplomacy with North Korea and the size of the defence budget. 

In a new policy brief published...

7 March 2019
Interview
John Lee

Non-resident senior fellow Dr John Lee is quoted in this article originally published for the South China Morning Post on Beijing's defence spending.

He says "it is no exaggeration to say that China...

7 March 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Dr Charles Edel joined MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' program with his co-author Hal Brands to discuss their new book The Lessons of Tragedy.

Edel said "The reason for America's deep engagement...

7 March 2019
Media release

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of former Republican congresswoman Mia Love as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow.

Mia Love served as the US...

5 March 2019
Interview
Simon Jackman

United States Studies Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman spoke to Linda Mottram on ABC's PM radio program to discuss the fallout from Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen's explosive testimony to Congress.

4 March 2019
In the news
Mia Love

Former Republican house representative Mia Love has recently joined the United States Studies Centre as a visiting fellow and will travel to Australia later this year to speak about US politics. Here she...

3 March 2019
Interview
Bruce Wolpe

Visiting Fellow Bruce Wolpe spoke to Ticky Fullerton on Your Money about Michael Cohen's explosive public testimony to the House and about whether any of the details he divulged could push eager Democrats...

1 March 2019
Interview
Ashley Townshend

Director of USSC's Foreign Policy and Defence Program Ashley Townshend spoke to The Australian Financial Review about the collapsed talks between President Trump and Kim Jong-un in Hanoi. He says that the US...

1 March 2019
Interview
James Brown

The US Studies Centre’s James Brown says in this interview on Sky that Donald Trump’s failure to secure a nuclear disarmament deal with North Korea is a ‘loss’ for the President. The second...

1 March 2019
In the news
Bruce Wolpe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller won't post the full text of his report into Russian interference online and don't expect him to front a dramatic press conference as bombshell allegations are dropped about the...

28 February 2019
Interview
David Smith

The US president's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, has told Congress that Donald Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks was going to release emails damaging to Hillary Clinton. Senior Lecturer...

27 February 2019
In the news
Charles Edel

9News quotes Senior Fellow Charles Edel in its analysis of the second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

27 February 2019