Publications

The United States Studies Centre prides itself on providing independent analysis in the form of research reports and briefs, academic publications, books and commentary. All USSC publications are viewable free of charge.

 
 
Polling and public opinion
Simon Jackman, Shaun Ratcliff

In early October the United States Studies Centre and YouGov polled 1,218 respondents in the United States and 1,039 in Australia to learn what voters in these two countries thought about key issues...

14 December 2018
 
Report
Alex Robson

Why is US energy so inexpensive? Why is its electricity more reliable and pricing more transparent than Australia’s? Why are its carbon emissions declining faster relative to Australia? In this report we answer...

12 December 2018
 
Commentary
Simon Jackman

Australia and the United States have a lot in common: liberal, democratic institutions; advanced technology; largely open economies; growing populations; infrastructure needs; and above all, abundant energy resources.

But new research published by...

12 December 2018
 
Commentary
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel looks back at Czeslaw Milosz' 1951 The Captive Mind for The Washington Post and examines the relevance of his account of the slide into authoritarianism that occurred in Poland...

10 December 2018
 
Commentary
Stephen Kirchner

The meeting between the US and Chinese presidents stole the headlines coming out of the G20 leaders’ meeting in Buenos Aires. Almost unreported was the failure of the Brisbane Action Plan that was...

6 December 2018
 
Commentary
John Lee

Non-resident senior fellow John Lee spoke to CNN about the the meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jingping on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina where it was agreed to place...

5 December 2018
 
Commentary
Bruce Wolpe

This week, Washington is funereal. Today, the city halts, the National Cathedral in repose as a pulpit of mourning. Partisanship ebbs from Capitol Hill. A White House muted. These are the traditions, pageantry...

5 December 2018
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

It’s not unusual for most of us to find ourselves at the end of the year with a little less money in our accounts than we had hoped. But for the National Rifle...

5 December 2018
 
Commentary
Madelyn Creedon

Alliance 21 Fellow Madelyn Creedon spoke to Lisa Murray from The Australian Financial Review about the potential for the world to slide into a new nuclear arms race.

3 December 2018
 
Commentary
John Barron

George HW Bush may have been the most underrated US president since Harry Truman, and like the haberdasher from Missouri, probably deserves to be elevated in the judgement of history beyond contemporary assessment...

3 December 2018
 
Commentary
Charles Edel

Talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires concluded on Saturday night with applause, but no joint statement.

Chinese state television announced that...

3 December 2018
 
Commentary
Stephen Kirchner

The World Trade Organization (WTO) last week agreed to investigate the United States’ tariffs on steel and aluminium in response to complaints from seven affected members, as well as US complaints against their...

28 November 2018
 
Commentary
Bruce Wolpe

An American president, in his first term, was crystal clear about how he saw America's strategic interests in selling arms to Saudi Arabia: ''I am convinced that providing Saudi Arabia with this equipment...

27 November 2018
 
Speech
Richard Marles

Shadow Minister for Defence the Hon. Richard Marles MP gave an address regarding the US-Australia relationship and strategy in the Indo-Pacific.

23 November 2018
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

Amazon has, after a long wait, announced it will be opening headquarters in both New York City and northern Virginia.

The decision ended a year-long search for “HQ2”, the second headquarters of the...

21 November 2018
 
Commentary
Bruce Wolpe

It’s stumping even the experts on Twitter: what is Donald Trump doing praising Nancy Pelosi and offering to help her get the votes she needs to become speaker of the House in January? 

Twice...

21 November 2018
 
Commentary
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel with Siddharth Mohandas in the second essay in their two-part series on the so-called 'Chinese Century' for The National Interest. This essay examines the military and ideological dimensions and...

21 November 2018
 
Commentary
Stephen Loosley

The year was 1989. The caucus meeting in Canberra was dragging on. An interruption to the proceedings was welcome.

Steve Dubois, the mild-mannered but dedicated member for St George, entered and called out...

20 November 2018
 
Report
David Ochmanek

While the rise of China poses serious challenges for the United States and its allies, these challenges are far from insurmountable. If American policymakers can make sound decisions about how to evolve the...

20 November 2018
 
Commentary
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel writes with The Asia Group research director Siddharth Mohandas about the so-called Chinese Century for The National Interest.

Edel and Mohandas write "if the history of this century...

15 November 2018