US Midterms 2022: The stakes for Australia and the alliance

US Midterms 2022: The stakes for Australia and the alliance

When

8.30am–1.00pm

26 October 2022

Type

Launch event

Cost

Free but registration is essential

The United States Studies Centre launched its publication, US Midterms 2022: The stakes for Australia and the alliance at a special event in Canberra.

The presumption of a red wave in the US November midterms elections has been tempered by setbacks on the Republican agenda and significant legislative victories for Democrats. But the winner of the US House and Senate elections impacts far more than US domestic politics. The US posture toward China, defence funding, trade agreements and more all hinge on the makeup of Congress. For Australia, the stakes have never been higher in a US midterms election.

To explore these topics, USSC commissioned polling on public opinion in the United States, Australia and Japan on issues ranging from sentiment toward AUKUS and the stationing of US troops in allied nations to alignment on climate change and priorities for the next US Congress.

The report launch presented novel findings, documenting and analysing these challenges and their implications for Australia. It featured discussions with:

Panel: National security implications for the alliance agenda

  • Professor Peter Dean – Director of Foreign Policy and Defence, United States Studies Centre
  • Dr Miah Hammond-Errey – Director of Emerging Technology, United States Studies Centre
  • Dr Peter Lee – Research Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence, United States Studies Centre

A conversation with The New York Times' Jane Coaston on what's happening in America

  • Jane CoastonThe New York Times
  • Dr Michael Green - CEO, United States Studies Centre

The US political map ahead of November 8

  • Ron Brownstein – CNN and The Atlantic

Presentation: Exclusive USSC polling on public opinion in the United States, Australia and Japan

  • Jared Mondschein – Director of Research, United States Studies Centre
  • Victoria Cooper – Research Associate, United States Studies Centre

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