USSC CEO Dr Michael Green is featured in an article in the Australian Financial Review discussing the growing pressure facing the Australian Government about the decision to not provide more help to the United States and its allies as intensifying Houthi attacks disrupt Red Sea shipping routes.

“China, Korea and Japan all get half or more of their hydrocarbons through those shipping lanes, so three of Australia’s four most important trading partners will be affected profoundly,” Dr Green says.

In his view, the US administration will “understand” Australia’s situation, but he cautioned that some in Washington will be watching for signs of a “pattern forming” under the Albanese government.