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.

 
 
Peter K. Lee, Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto, Renato Cruz De Castro, Collin Koh, Lan-Anh Thi Nguyen

While Australia and the United States already pursue a range of security cooperation activities in Southeast Asia, this report examines how they can work together to strengthen the maritime security resilience of key...

28 November 2022
 
Peter K. Lee

This month marks 11 years since Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and US President Barack Obama announced the ‘United States Force Posture Initiatives (USFPI)’. The rapid pace of China’s military modernisation and long-range...

24 November 2022
 
Michael J. Green

Last week the Yoon government announced its Indo-Pacific Strategy. This fresh look at the geopolitical dynamics of the region is long overdue. The government of Park Geun-hye and Moon Jae-in were obsessed with...

21 November 2022
 
Stephen Loosley

Full marks to the United States, in consultation with American allies, for announcing very early on that the missile in question was unlikely to be a Russian one. It prevented even further tragedies...

19 November 2022
 
Victoria Cooper

High-profile candidates who got the Trump-hug tended to be losers. But among critical Republican primary voters, the former president’s pull is as strong as ever, writes US Studies Centre's Research Associate Victoria Cooper.

18 November 2022
 
Victoria Cooper

Following the US midterm elections, 25-year-old Maxwell Alejandro Frost of Florida’s 10th congressional district will be the first of Generation Z to have a seat in the House of Representatives. Frost, born in...

16 November 2022
 
Alice Nason

Since entering office, the Biden administration has embraced its predecessors’ view that the Indo-Pacific is the priority theatre for US foreign policy. President Biden and his foreign policy advisors advance that the United...

11 November 2022
 
Michael J. Green

Just before the 2022 midterm elections, I argued in Foreign Policy that a Republican victory in the House of Representatives would not be all bad for U.S. strategic competition with China because of...

11 November 2022
 
Bruce Wolpe

It was not the midterm election the Republicans expected, and certainly not the result they wanted. Republicans are poised to take the House of Representatives, but far short of the gains they sought.

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10 November 2022
 
Stephen Loosley

Let us begin with a fable. In 1974, as Richard Nixon struggled with the continuing fallout from the Watergate scandal, accompanied by plunging poll support, the White House looked at how best to...

10 November 2022
 
Jared Mondschein

On average, the US president’s political party loses 28 seats in the House of Representatives and four Senate seats in their first midterm elections. While votes continue to be tallied, early results indicate...

9 November 2022
 
Jared Mondschein, Victoria Cooper

Ahead of tomorrow’s midterm elections, the future control of the US Senate is more unknown than ever, with polling continuing to show the Democrats and Republicans are neck-and-neck in key swing states.

In...

8 November 2022
 
Bruce Wolpe

There is one word to describe the United States midterm elections: volatile. As Ron Brownstein of The Atlantic has noted, the past four American presidents were elected with their party controlling both the...

5 November 2022
 
Bruce Wolpe

If anyone had any doubts about the degree of hyperpartisanship in the United States, the latest United States Studies Centre research on public opinion in the United States fully captures the immense divisiveness...

4 November 2022
 
Michael J. Green

For four years, as an increasingly belligerent China breathed down their necks, the United States’ allies in Asia quietly endured a torrent of abuse from President Donald Trump. Under President Joe Biden, they...

3 November 2022
 
Michael J. Green

Dr Michael Green, CEO of US Studies Centre, writes in the Foreign Policy magazine how the divided government could be just what is needed to unite Americans around the administration’s China policies.

31 October 2022
 
Tom Corben, Peter K. Lee, Alice Nason

The US Congress wields considerable influence over US engagement with the world. Though US foreign policy is primarily directed from the White House, it is Congress that has oversight and final approval of...

26 October 2022
 
Peter K. Lee

In this essay published for Asia Policy by The National Bureau of Asian Research, USSC Research Fellow Dr Peter Lee and the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (Australian National University) Senior Lecturer in...

26 October 2022
 
Jared Mondschein, Victoria Cooper

This public opinion survey report provides unique insights into Australian, American and Japanese views of the major challenges confronting all three nations: from China’s geopolitical challenge to climate change and the vicissitudes in...

26 October 2022
 
Victoria Cooper, Ava Kalinauskas

On 8 November, Americans will cast their vote to decide who will represent them in Congress and in various roles at the state and local levels. Unlike Australia, where state and federal elections...

19 October 2022