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.

 
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

President Trump's lack of knowledge and patience is undermining his administration at every turn, writes research associate Dr Nicole Hemmer.

21 March 2017
 
Report
Ashley Townshend

Research fellow and report author Ashley Townshend writes that the Trump administration looks to be adopting a more muscular and self-interested security policy in the Asia-Pacific which will likely produce more volatile relations...

16 March 2017
 
Commentary
Ashley Townshend

President Donald Trump’s administration is rolling out a more confrontational and self-interested Asia policy than that of his predecessor. This is not good news for Australia or the region.

16 March 2017
 
Commentary
Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone, Dougal Robinson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Asia on Wednesday on his first official trip to Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. It won't be smooth sailing. Amid spiralling regional security tensions and escalating rumours...

15 March 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

Trump and the GOP are adopting Andrew Jackson's vision of white nationalism as their own, writes research associate Dr Nicole Hemmer.

14 March 2017
 
Report

This report aims to provide new insights into the implementation of smart cities in Australia – how these initiatives are being implemented in cities, whether they are fulfilling their promises, the challenges involved...

9 March 2017
 
Journal article
Gorana Grgic

Centre lecturer Gorana Grgic co-authored (with Benjamin E. Goldsmith, Dimitri Semenovich and Arcot Sowmya) this article published in the journal, World Politics.

8 March 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

Research associate Dr Nicole Hemmer writes for Vox.

8 March 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

Research associate Dr Nicole Hemmer writes for U.S. News & World Report.

7 March 2017
 
Commentary
Max Paul Friedman

An article written by Max Paul Friedman, professor of history at American University in Washington, DC, and a visiting fellow at the US Studies Centre.

6 March 2017
 
Speech
Jeffrey Bleich

An edited transcript of the keynote address delivered by USSC visiting professor Jeffrey Bleich at Universities Australia’s higher education conference in Canberra on 1 March, 2017.

1 March 2017
 
Commentary
David Smith

Donald Trump is the first Republican in a long time to make other Republicans cheer for protectionist trade policies. But his protectionism goes much further than that. Despite the optimistic notes that bookended...

1 March 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

Trump's withdrawal from the White House Correspondents Dinner is a blessing to the press, writes research associate Dr Nicole Hemmer.

28 February 2017
 
Commentary
Julio Capó

Visiting scholar Julio Capó, Jr wrote for TIME about Oscar-winning film Moonlight and how it serves as a window into Florida's past.

28 February 2017
 
Commentary
Brendan Thomas-Noone

Last week Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau completed his first official visit with President Donald Trump in Washington D.C. Trudeau and his staff were no doubt aware that it’s usually the other way around...

24 February 2017
 
Commentary
Elsina Wainwright

If the Trump–Turnbull call illustrated the operatic nature of the early Trump administration, then the Trump–Abe long weekend presented an alternative picture of US alliance management under the new President.

Both episodes demonstrate...

23 February 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

While Donald Trump is campaigning, Mike Pence is doing the president's job, writes research associate Dr Nicole Hemmer for U.S. News.

21 February 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

Inviting Milo was a symptom of what ails conservatism. And disinviting him is no cure, writes research associate Nicole Hemmer for Politico Magazine.

20 February 2017
 
Speech
Simon Jackman

Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman gave a speech as part of the Senate Occasional Lecture series at Parliament House in Canberra. He used his address to look at populism, discontent and Australian-US relations...

17 February 2017
 
Commentary
Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone

US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis is emerging as an alternative and status quo power centre in Donald Trump's administration, with a capacity to influence the White House's Asia policy in reassuring ways.

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17 February 2017