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.

 
 
Bruce Wolpe

In their incisive, dramatic and masterful account of President Donald Trump’s last year in office – what we read is “the closest version of the truth that we could determine based on rigorous...

30 July 2021
 
Stephen Kirchner

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) last week released its 2020 data on the US direct investment position abroad on the part of its multinational enterprises. This allows us to update...

28 July 2021
 
Bruce Wolpe

Friday evening, just before escaping to his beloved Delaware for the weekend (his, wife, the First Lady, was in Japan for the Olympics), President Biden slipped across the Potomac River into Virginia...

26 July 2021
 
Brendon O'Connor, Daniel Cooper

When Barack Obama was elected president, many commentators predicted a reversal of the ideologically charged foreign policy of George W. Bush. As the years unfolded, descriptions of President Obama's foreign policy diverged significantly...

22 July 2021
 
Gorana Grgic

In the first of two policy briefs with the NATO Defense College as part of her 2021 NATO Partners Across the Globe Fellowship, Dr Gorana Grgic addresses the strategic quandary that the Indo-Pacific...

21 July 2021
 
Shaun Ratcliff, Andrea Carson, Leah Ruppanner

As the latest outbreak of COVID-19 threatens to extend lockdowns in Victoria and New South Wales, we find evidence of a growing gap in public trust in COVID-19 information that may slow our...

20 July 2021
 
Bruce Wolpe

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden will mark 6 months in office. He has had strong successes, but there is much more to accomplish ahead

Biden’s popularity is positive and steady above 50 per cent. His...

19 July 2021
 
Bruce Wolpe

It is a shame former US president Trump did not study the constitution he swore an oath to "preserve, protect, and defend" when he assumed office on January 20, 2017. Sure enough...

19 July 2021
 
Jennifer Jackett

On the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, President Xi Jinping reiterated the longstanding Chinese goal of strengthening science and technology to help achieve national rejuvenation. China’s advances in areas such as...

8 July 2021
 
Charles Edel

It has been nearly five years since Joe Biden visited New Zealand. Speaking from Government House in Auckland, the then-vice-president quoted from one of his favourite poems – W. B. Yeats’ Easter, 1916...

7 July 2021
 
Stephen Kirchner

The United States has traditionally been Australia’s most important investment partner. The bilateral investment relationship was valued at just under $1.8 trillion in 2020. However, even before the pandemic, there were emerging...

6 July 2021
 
Stephen Kirchner

The US has traditionally been Australia’s most important investment partner. The bilateral investment relationship was valued at just under $1.8 trillion in 2020. However, even before the pandemic, there were emerging signs of...

6 July 2021
 
Stephen Kirchner

The Australia-US bilateral investment relationship has traditionally been Australia’s single most important source of foreign financing for domestic investment and economic growth. The relationship provides Australian borrowers with access to the world’s deepest...

5 July 2021
 
Bruce Wolpe

While everyone was riveted on the huge bipartisan deal between President Biden and a group of moderate Republican and Democratic Senators – talks that ultimately led to agreement on the largest infrastructure program...

5 July 2021
 
Charles Edel

According to President Biden, the defining feature of the international system is now competition between democracy and authoritarianism. “We’re at an inflection point,” President Biden stated in February, “between those who argue that...

5 July 2021
 
John Lee

The Chinese Communist Party has lasted for a 100 years by shaping the world to its own survival. That makes it hard to deal with it on the basis of reason and compromise.

30 June 2021
 
Lilly Gibson-Dougall

The image of the Australian flag being flown in the midst of the Capitol Riot confused Australians, adding to the shock of the most significant attack on the Capitol Building in modern US...

25 June 2021
 
John Lee

If all great and rising powers seek a greater influence in the world commensurate with their power, what is so scary about China wanting a bigger say over the workings of international institutions?

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24 June 2021
 
Ashley Townshend

Pentagon leaders have recently been at pains to convince the world that China is their top priority. But President Joe Biden’s first defense budget request tells a somewhat different story: For all of the emphasis on...

23 June 2021
 
Bruce Wolpe

Every July, when the Supreme Court completes its term for its summer break, the public strains for any indication a justice of the Supreme Court will announce his or her retirement. Last year...

22 June 2021