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

Michael Bloomberg has two dominant obsessions: defeating Donald Trump and becoming the 46th president. He will not head the effort to attain either.

13 November 2019
 
Stephen Kirchner

The US dollar exchange rate has become increasingly politicised. President Donald Trump has called for a weaker exchange rate, a move away from a long-standing and bipartisan rhetorical position favouring a "strong dollar"...

11 November 2019
 
Charles Edel

However much countries worry about Donald Trump's erratic White House, the more pressing question is how to deal with a rising and increasingly assertive China.

8 November 2019
 
Stephan Frühling, Andrew O'Neil, David Santoro

In August 2019, the United States withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, paving the way for development of longer-range conventional and, possibly later, nuclear cruise and ballistic missiles that could target...

7 November 2019
 
Aaron Nyerges

Martin Scorsese, as the world well knows, makes movies about Italian restaurants. Sure, he makes bloody crime films, too, but at some level he seems to be asking: what’s the difference?

6 November 2019
 
Stephen Kirchner

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has declared that “after careful consideration” and consultation with the Reserve Bank and Treasury, the government will not change its agreement on monetary policy with the RBA.

This is unfortunate...

6 November 2019
 
Charles Edel

Over the last several months, opponents of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong have clashed with protest supporters at universities across the world. In Australia and New Zealand, pro-Beijing students have occasionally shoved...

4 November 2019
 
Elliott Brennan, Paige Remington

New York businessman and entrepreneur Andrew Yang's unconventional bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination was supposed to be a long-shot campaign.

30 October 2019
 
John Lee

USSC senior fellow John Lee authored this op-ed published by The Japan Times.

28 October 2019
 
Rodney Taveira

Halloween is considered a distinctly American phenomenon but its traditions, such as carving vegetables and jack-o’-lanterns and dressing up in scary costumes, came over with Irish and Scottish immigrants in the late 19th...

28 October 2019
 
David Uren

An article written for ASPI's Strategist by former economics editor of The Australian, David Uren, about his research for the US Studies Centre about Australian government support for rare earths production.

24 October 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

While impeachment has many political dimensions that will shape whether a president survives it – Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton did, but Richard Nixon did not – there are two things that stick...

23 October 2019
 
Brendon O'Connor

During the 2016 US presidential campaign, people around the world were regularly reassured by election experts that Donald Trump was too outrageous to be elected president.

Reflecting this conventional wisdom, Hilary Clinton campaign’s...

21 October 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

This week, Donald Trump, the 45th man to occupy the office, marked his 1000th day as President of the United States. The same milestone was commemorated by Arthur Schlesinger Jr’s elegiac history and...

19 October 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

For every Democrat who wants to know who their presidential candidate will be in 2020, you're going to have to wait a while longer.

16 October 2019
 
Stephen Kirchner

China will be the ultimate winner if the cost to Americans hits home in an election year.

14 October 2019
 
Brendon O'Connor

The whistle-blower scandal reveals something essential about Donald Trump’s repeatedly questionable and idiosyncratic behaviour.

9 October 2019
 
David Uren

Chinese authorities have hinted that they may use their dominant position as a supplier of rare earths and associated manufactured goods to retaliate against US restrictions on high technology exports to China. China...

9 October 2019
 
David Uren

There is a magic to rare earths, the set of 17 elements that appears halfway down the periodic table. Discovered at the birth of the industrial age in the late 1700s, rare earths...

9 October 2019
 
Stephen Kirchner

When people think of monetary policy, they usually think of the Reserve Bank of Australia changing its official cash rate.

This is the rate at which banks borrow and lend to each other...

7 October 2019