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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.

Stephen Loosley, Bruce Wolpe

What's the future of conservative politics and the Alt Right in the United States? Will Trump remain a dominant force, or will things shift entirely? Julian Morrow put these questions to his guests on ABC's...

31 January 2021
Simon Jackman

President Joe Biden does not have the authority to force Democrats to back down on pursuing the second impeachment of Donald Trump, according to US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman. “What he (Biden)...

29 January 2021
Gorana Grgic

The first week of US President Joe Biden’s presidency is nearing its end. Since his inauguration, the new leader has been busy signing a record 40 executive actions. The number is significant in...

29 January 2021
Jared Mondschein

Australia is not on a collision course with Joe Biden as the new US President starts to undo Donald Trump’s climate platform, the new Trade Minister says. Mr Biden has pushed ahead with...

28 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives, but he needs to be convicted in the Senate before there are any real consequences. Some argue he won't get a fair trial...

28 January 2021
James Brown

Despite losing office, Donald Trump's sway over the Republican Party shows no signs of abating according to the United States Studies Centre's James Brown. He spoke to Sky News.

28 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Donald Trump's chances of remaining a major player in US politics got a huge boost as Republicans lined up to denounce his upcoming impeachment trial in the senate, reports Yahoo! News. Trump is...

27 January 2021
Simon Jackman

United States Studies Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman joined Hugh Riminton to discuss President Biden's inauguration and the US transfer of power in this episode of The Professor and the Hack.

24 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

Research Associate Elliott Brennan spoke to The Saturday Paper about how the fallout from the failed insurrection at the Capitol Building will create a domestic security crisis that will linger well into the...

23 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

The Biden administration is taking a new approach to social media regulation, cyber security and China tech companies. Chris Griffith from The Australian spoke with Research Associate Elliott Brennan about these changes.

22 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Tina Quinn interviewed Non-Resident Senior Fellow to discuss the first tranche of Biden's executive orders and the contrasts between a Biden and Trump White House.

22 January 2021
Brendan Thomas-Noone

The first and last US president to set foot on Northern Territory soil, Barack Obama, spoke of the bond between the two allies during his visit to Darwin's Royal Australian Air Force Base...

22 January 2021
David Smith

The Trump train is pulling out of Washington DC for the final time, but the legacy of The Donald’s four chaotic years in power could linger over Australian politics for a while to...

21 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

Joe Biden’s inaugural address marked just the first act in the most challenging start to an American presidency in centuries, reports The Herald Sun. The article includes analysis from USSC research associate Elliott...

21 January 2021
David Smith

After weeks of pro-Trump demonstrations, failed legal battles, a deadly riot at Capitol Hill and a second impeachment, it’s finally happening. Joe Biden has taken over as the 46th President of the United...

21 January 2021
Brendon O'Connor

USSC Associate Professor of American Politics Brendon O’Connor praised Joe Biden’s inaugural address and described it as an optimistic and very typical American speech. “It was a speech obviously with a theme of...

21 January 2021
Jared Mondschein

Western Australia’s peak business body has used the start of the new Biden administration to call for the establishment of a trade and investment office in the US, arguing it will help boost...

21 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Bruce Wolpe, a non-resident senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre, told ABC News that President Trump's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic response played a big role in the election outcome.

21 January 2021
Jared Mondschein

As the United States heralds a new political era, Donald Trump's final act as president is raising some eyebrows. ABC News reports that in the lead up to Joe Biden's inauguration, Mr Trump...

21 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

New US President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris have sworn the oath of office at Washington DC's Capitol building on "a day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve". Bruce Wolpe...

21 January 2021